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Hofer's of Helen

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8758 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2304
+1 706-878-8200
8:00 am - 6:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 am
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small restaurant near our motel - the Heidi Motel. I had an omelet and my husband had the cold cuts. Both were good.

Thank Nancy S
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't impressed. The girls at bakery counter do not greet they stare. Not very friendly. The food wasn't even good. Expensive not tasteful. The Lox patter was the worse I've had. Bagel was rubber and not even toasted. Bakery items stale and nothing like Germany bakery. He best part is the coffee. Won't be coming back.

1 Thank Duyen C
Ralph H, Owner at Hofer's of Helen, responded to this review

Duyen - We work really hard to provide excellent food and great customer service. My staff is very friendly and our food according to most customers is great. I am truly sorry that you were not impressed. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are at Hofer's for lunch. The Reuben was excellent. The Hähnchen Schnitzel was also very good. We stopped by the bakery on the way out.

Thank Brian T
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After reading the great reviews on TripAdvisor, my friend and I decided to eat lunch at Hofer's. Big mistake. Our entrees were cold and unappetizing. I ordered Hazelnut Torte for dessert and the cake could have been from a box. No taste of hazelnuts; guess the name derived from the small amount of chopped ones on the top. The coffee... More 

Thank Dianne R
Richmond, United States
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband was so excited to find this bakery/restaurant. Being German he loved that they offered Brotchen and other German breads and pastries. We had breakfast and lunch at Hofers and were not disappointed at all. Loved the food and the staff.

Thank Mary R D
Englewood, Florida
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138 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a slice of cheesecake $5 nothing special...maybe a couple days old very dry. Just another tourist trap like the whole town.

Thank rojoe
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time Hofer's . The Friday after Thanksgiving was not a good day to head to Helen much less to try and get a table in Hofer's. There were plenty of empty tables but they were either understaffed or ill prepared for the crowds. All of that I can understand but my disappointment stems from the fact... More 

Thank VT1968
DeLand, Florida
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144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I visited on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for breakfast. We tried this place the previous day, but the line was out the door. Today we came about 8:30am and got right in. Food and service was excellent. Whatever you get for breakfast, be sure to include something that's made in their bakery. I had an open-faced ham and... More 

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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in because we had eaten here before many years ago and had enjoyed it. They had a sign up indicating that they were transitioning between breakfast and lunch, but without any notation of time to be seated, etc. So I wanted to ask one of the wait staff, but even with making eye contact with... More 

1 Thank TheShadowDragon
Miami, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long wait for restaurant but well worth it. Really friendly staff and very good authentic German food. Wiener schnitzel was tender and juicy with a light crispy breading. Highly recommend the cream puff drizzled with chocolate for desert.

Thank DawnBereijo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $19
American, German
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8758 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: +1 706-878-8200
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?