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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
FASCHING lunch

Made it here during Fasching weekend. Place is quite small and we came during off hour so were seated fairly quickly. If you come during busy time expect to wait. I had the sauerbraten which was different than any other--seems like it might be Northern version. Bakery especially the bread is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Shandra G
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Made it here during Fasching weekend. Place is quite small and we came during off hour so were seated fairly quickly. If you come during busy time expect to wait. I had the sauerbraten which was different than any other--seems like it might be Northern version. Bakery especially the bread is AH-Mah- zing... Husband is from Germany and we bought... More 

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Thank Shandra G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had breakfast here and it was superb. Food was delicious as well as bountiful proportions. The smell of the baked goods was wonderful as you walk in the door. Fresh baked bread and other goods every day. Don't miss this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our breakfast/lunch at Hofer's...the meals were generous and well prepared. The red cabbage was too sweet for me as a vegetable, but that is just a matter of taste. They offer German and traditional American meals. We went for a late breakfast, and were seated 20 minutes before their breakfast ended..but by the time the waitress could get... More 

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Helen enjoying the German experience, then you must experience the great deli, bakery, and restaurant located right on the main highway. This is like just walking into a little German restaurant in Europe. Everything is made fresh there daily and you won't be disappointed in any of the pastries. I got a great German pretzel with some... More 

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Thank Douglas T
Evans, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an awesome place to find!! The best German meats and fresh bakery. Almost heaven to find real Liverwurst in the south. And putting it on a fresh pretzel roll....is out of this world!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a cute little business and had a lot of charm. The service was fast and friendly. The place was clean and well kept. The food was average. My omelette was dry and the home made bread tastes like chemicals. The potato pancakes were bland as was the apple sauce. After eating a forgettable breakfast we didn't even want... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast there. Wonderful! Biscuits and gravy were so tasty as was the omelette. The pastry shoppe was really neat and super good pastries (we got cannoli and eclairs.)

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Seagrove Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, not great but very good. The service...not so much. As stated in my other reviews about Helen, we visited after October fest and the entire community seemed reply tired of the tourist crowed. As noted by my daughter, not one single employee in the establishment smiled or seemed welcoming. For this reason, we will go elsewhere... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times now. Hofer's has become our go-to place to eat when in or going through Helen, GA. The variety of menu items is extensive without being overwhelming. The bakery looks amazing though I don't eat such items. Their potato salad is really good. Their Wiener Schnitzel is superb. The Hungarian goulash is superior to... More 

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RcHofer, Owner at Hofer's of Helen, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage and kind words. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Helen last weekend with a friend. We wanted to try Hofer's for lunch after our hike in Unicoi. We arrived at 2.15pm, didn't have trouble finding a park in the parking area behind the restaurant, but there was a queue to be seated. We waited five minutes before deciding to try somewhere else as we were pretty hungry by... More 

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 19
  • Cuisine: German, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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 - 6:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 am

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