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Hofer's of Helen

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8758 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
+1 706-878-8200
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Hofer's Bakery & Cafe is an Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe located...
Hofer's Bakery & Cafe is an Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe located just north of town center in Helen Georgia. European Cakes, Pastries, and "Old World" Breads compliment our delicious Breakfast and Lunch served in our relaxing dining room. We offer both German and American food favorites to satisfy the taste of all customers. Visit our "Gift Vault" where you will find many unique imported foods and gift items. Mail order service is available. Our outdoor Biergarten (located on our covered front deck) is open summer and fall (weather permitting) featuring delicious food, Beer and Wine and live music entertainment. Please call visit our website for more information
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 352
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  • 200
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 23
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  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Reuben

I have always enjoyed apple fritters and other baked goodies from Hofer's. We stopped by for lunch this time. My Reuben sandwich was the best I've ever had!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
newbie2008Buford_Ga
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Buford, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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English first
Buford, Georgia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I have always enjoyed apple fritters and other baked goodies from Hofer's. We stopped by for lunch this time. My Reuben sandwich was the best I've ever had!!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Breads, pretzels, deli meats and gift shop as well as great traditional german menu. Great stop for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon meal. Have a cup of coffee and liquor ice cream! Indoor and outdoor dining. Great place to fill your tummy with german delights.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were visiting the area and found this place to go to breakfast. We went two mornings in a row because we were very impressed with the food. The second day we were charged an 18% tip due to us being a family of 6. We were not charged the tip the first morning. When I questioned the server she... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We loved it here. I had the apple strudel and the coffee. It was the best cup of coffee I've had in a long time. My husband ate a bratwurst because he's not big on dessert. He said it was delicious. We even bought some bread they sold in the bakery because it looked so good. Wish we has been... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We had heard from a local storekeeper in a nearby town that Helen was a good little day trip and we had no other plans so off we went! We stopped at Hofers for lunch and were not disappointed! I had a turkey Ruben that was DELICIOUS! The sauerkraut was freshly made and not too tart/sour but a delightfully mild... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We were in Helen for three days celebrating our wedding anniversary. Ended up at Hofer's two mornings in a row. Food was excellent as was the food!!

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Liberty, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Every time we travel to Helen we have to eat at Hofer's, and this time was no exception! On our way out to head for home we stopped to purchase fresh bread to bring home. We have even traveled to Helen just for breakfast. This time we had lunch, and I ordered desert which we normally don't do. I had... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I was told by a trusted friend that breakfast at Hofers was a must while staying in Helen, Ga. That piece of advice was on the money. This place has a delicious bakery (especially the apple fritters) and the best corned beef hash I've ever ordered at a restaraunt. The servers were friendly and attentive.

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The beef stroganoff was the best I have ever eaten, and the portion was huge. If have never ate at Hofer's in Helen, GA - you are really missing something special. The desserts and breads are out of this world and by far the best I have ate since leaving Brooklyn. The only negative is the price, and that is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Unique German breakfast if your in to that kind of thing. I have the cinnamon apples which were good. My friend had the German meets which were good but we paid $30 for breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8758 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: +1 706-878-8200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, German, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Hofer's Bakery & Cafe is an Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe located just north of town center in Helen Georgia. European Cakes, Pastries, and "Old World" Breads compliment our delicious Breakfast and Lunch served in our relaxing dining room. We offer both German and American food favorites to satisfy the taste of all customers. Visit our "Gift Vault" where you will find many unique imported foods and gift items. Mail order service is available. Our outdoor Biergarten (located on our covered front deck) is open summer and fall (weather permitting) featuring delicious food, Beer and Wine and live music entertainment. Please call visit our website for more information
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?