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Hofer's of Helen


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Specialties from the grill
Ofenfrischer Leberkäse mit Kartoffelsalat und Spiegelei
Grilled bavarian luncheon loaf with homemade potato salad, topped with fried egg
Spätzle “Schwarzwald”
German noodles tossed with ham, green peppers, onion, tomato and parmesan cheese
Schinken Nudeln
Bacon, ham, onion, peas, carrots and egg tossed in tricolor rotini noodles. Oven baked with swiss cheese topping
Ein Paar Bratwürste oder Knackwürste
Pair of‏ german bratwurst or knackwurst, served with sauerkraut, pretzel dumpling and mashed potatoes
Bayerischer Schweinebraten in Biersauce mit Brezenknödl und Gemüse
Bavarian pork roast in brown beer gravy with pretzel dumpling and green beans
Jägerschnitzel mit Pilzrahmsauce, Spätzle und Rotkohl
Sautéed pork loin topped with a burgundy mushroom sauce, served with homemade spätzle and red cabbage.
Sauerbraten mit Rotkohl und Spätzle
Tender marinated roasted beef served with homemade spätzle and red cabbage. A German favorite
Rindsroulade mit Spätzle und Rotkohl
Lean beef rolls stuffed with apple smoked bacon, diced onion, dill german gherkin and hofer’s spiced mustard. Served with homemade spätzle and red cabbage. Limited availability
Wiener Schnitzel mit Kartoffelsalat und Gemüse
Tender pork cutlet lightly breaded and pan fried. Served with homemade potato salad and green beans
Soups and sandwiches
Open Face Westphalian Ham
Thin sliced imported westphalian ham served open face on rye bread. Served with potato salad
Hofer’s Manhattan Style Hot Pastrami on Rye
Hot shaved pastrami with a smear of spiced mustard on fresh baked rye bread. Served with dill pickle spear and chips
Grilled Ham and Swiss on Rye
Grilled deli ham and swiss cheese with honey mustard on rye bread. Served with potato salad
Hot Sliced Turkey on Croissant
Hot sliced turkey breast topped with bacon bits and cheddar cheese on croissant. Served with potato salad
Home-baked Roast beef on Rye
Thin sliced roast beef piled on fresh baked rye bread. Served with potato salad
Schnitzel Delight
Grilled pork cutlet and lettuce on fresh baked rye bread. Served with potato salad
Knackwurst on a Bun
Beef sausage lightly smoked, cooked and served on a bun with sauerkraut and potato chips
Spätzle Suppe
German Noodle Soup
Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream
Original or French Vanilla
Individual pot
Hot Tea
Per pot
Your Server will show you our Selection
Schwarzwälder Kirsch
Black forest torte
Milano Amaretto Cream Torte
Hazelnut Rum Torte
Hausbecher “Hofer” / Hofer’s House Specialty
Vanilla, strawberry, butter pecan, chocolate almond ice creams, assorted fruits, whip cream and amaretto
Schwarzwälder Becher / Back Forest Cup
Vanilla and chocolate almond ice creams, chocolate syrup, kirschwasser cherry brandy whip cream and cherries
Mozart Becher / Mozart Ice Cream Cup
Vanilla and butter pecan ice creams, cointreu orange brandy and whip cream
Erdbeer Becher / Strawberry Cup
Vanilla and‏ strawberry ice creams, fresh strawberries and whip cream. Seasonal Item
Portion Eiscreme / Portion Ice Cream
Vanilla, strawberry, butter pecan or chocolate almond. Whip cream extra
Eis-Café mit Schagsahne
Iced coffee with vanilla ice cream and whip cream
Mountain Climber’s Breakfast
Two eggs‏ any style with grits or roast potatoes, ham or sausage links, and rolls
Homemade Corned Beef Hash
Served with 2 eggs any style and rolls
Ham and Cheese Omelet
Traditional omelet, served with sliced of grilled cheese bread from our bakery. A real treat
Farmer’s Omelet
Made with onions, ham, green peppers, and tomatoes
Pregel and Lox (Smoked Salmon)
Our own special bagel served with lox smoked salmon. Cream cheese, onions, capers and tomato
Sliced apples‏ dipped in batter, pan fried and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Topped with whipped cream
German Potato Pancakes
Homemade potato pancakes served with apple sauce. Three per order
Hofer’s Morning Delight
A favorite for years! Scrambled eggs with ham and choice of American or swiss cheese served on grilled Buttercrust bread from our bakery
Country Morning Breakfast
Scrambled eggs and ham on a fresh baked croissant
Bauern Frühstück (Farmers Breakfast)
Two eggs any style served with your choice of either kassler rippchen smoked pork chop or leberkase bavarian beef and pork loaf and roasted potatoes
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
$7 - $19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, German
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful breakfast on our way out of Helen. Corned beef hash and potato pancakes were fabulous. Very filling and great prices.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Carla B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived on a Saturday morning at 945am and waiting 45 minutes to be seated. It is a small restaurant - less than 20 tables. We chatted with the folks around us and the line moved pretty steady. The breakfast food was delicious! All of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant there. Breakfadt was amazing and the sweets out a sight!!!!! Be sure to go there. Breakfast for my husband and i about 30.00.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sandy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service! My family came here for lunch and they were fantastic. I loved the food (it was labeled a German favorite, but can’t remember its name!)

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Molly_mccollum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, friendly staff, fast service. Be sure to check out the bakery side. A little pricey but worth it.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ReverendKarl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here in a bad mood from an awful bnb experience, but soon felt better as the atmosphere and the great food put us in a better place. We lived the breakfast, location, and the bakery inside . Definitely worth the trip!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank peter w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I along with our son (nine months) stopped in for lunch during our trip to Helen this month. The food was wonderful and our waitress was sincere and hospitable. Can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank debald6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast but get there before about 830 or you will be waiting in a long line. Good service. Quality food. Bakery is excellent also but it sells out fairly quickly and they do not replentish until the next morning. Everything we have had there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fwagnon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four friends and I went to the Hofer's this morning for bakery goods to take home to our families and to eat breakfast in the restaurant before we started our trip home. The restaurant, wait staff, and food were outstanding. But the staff behind the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JStanley
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Another great visit to Hofer’s for lunch. Great German dishes and pastries. Friendly attentive staff takes care of all your needs.

Date of visit: January 2019
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October 6, 2018|
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Response from 967ralphh | Property representative |
We try to be open when it snows. It all depends how bad the roads are and if the staff can safely make it to work. Also, we are closed for vacation from Wednesday January 2nd - Thursday January 10th. The last 3 weeks... More
September 12, 2018|
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Response from 967ralphh | Property representative |
There are 2 ways to place your orders for shipping. The first is to place your order on our website or call us at 706-878-8200 and our sales staff will gladly take your order by phone.
May 21, 2018|
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Response from VacaNate | Reviewed this property |
Eat early (fiveish) and there is no wait.
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