We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe International

8546 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545-3648
+1 706-878-3102
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“reuben” (92 reviews)
“french dip” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, German, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8546 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545-3648
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (555)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 553 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoyed German food this is a great place to have lunch or dinner. I had the Stack and boy they weren't kidding it was stacked with delicious meats. Also we have some the the bratwurst very good, So as you got through Helen...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank runway321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was a bit disappointing in comparison to price. Burgers are just frozen patties and potatoe chips for a side for a high price.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jeff H
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We had not been to the café for a while. So, on my recent birthday I decided to take the day off work to go get a sandwich and a beer in Helen. I ordered a sandwich I have had several times before. I noticed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Jim A
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Right on the river, we stopped for a late lunch and I was a bit dismayed to see that we were the only people there but the food was good, the service fast and the view from the deck overlooking the river was great, although...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pamela S
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in after viewing the menu posted outside. We were promptly seated overlooking the river and our orders were taken. My wife had the Reuben and I had the French dip. Both sandwiches were loaded with meat and there were chips on the plates....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lecano_FlStan43
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Sits along the banks of the Chattahoochee with only a handful of decent tables. Park benches, actually, rock hard and not especially clean. If you are looking for authentic German go elsewhere. The menu is all over the place. Beers are mostly the craft type,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank titleatty2016
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Great spot by river. The Ruben is the best we’ve ever had! They only have beer and wine and no fans in the heat. Other than that it was great.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Q4323SEcharlottep
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Food was good but simple--ordered an appetizer of pita and humus--good but nothing special. Service was a little lax

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cmcJaxFl
Reviewed October 5, 2018

I've eaten here quite a few times. The menu is good with grilled and fresh meals. There is a section of tables along the river where you can watch the people going tubing in the summer. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Carol S
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We chose to eat lunch here for the location, right on Chatahoochie River. There is indoor dining, but everyone was eating outside. Good sandwich selection, decent sized. I really enjoyed the pastrami. Split the German chocolate cake for dessert, not up to my wife's homemade...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank U1568UAjeffreym
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Helen
Helendorf River Inn and Conference Center
715 reviews
.04 miles away
Riverbend Motel & Cabins
1,446 reviews
.18 miles away
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Helen Downtown
635 reviews
.20 miles away
Hampton Inn Helen
1,113 reviews
.24 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Higher Ground Coffee And More
249 reviews
.06 miles away
Bodensee Restaurant
1,799 reviews
.10 miles away
Muller's Famous Fried Cheese Cafe
294 reviews
.07 miles away
Cowboys & Angels Restaurant and Bar
819 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Chattahoochee River
378 reviews
.01 miles away
Unicoi Hill Park
76 reviews
.13 miles away
Helen Arts & Heritage Center
11 reviews
.08 miles away
The Glassblowing Shop
34 reviews
.03 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
June 4, 2018|
Response from mhwright5679 |
They are dog friendly in the area outside the covered patio. Legally they can’t have pups in the main area, but it’s still very nice and they immediately bring water for your dog.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8546 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545-3648
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: +1 706-878-3102
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing