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Hofer's of Helen

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8758 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
+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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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have tasted authentic German food while I lived in Germany. We tried the goulash soup, and the pork cutlet (Schnitsel). the schnitzel sandwich was very good. i personally did not like the goulash, since I really make a good one at home. but if you have not tasted German food, this place is quite good, in a cozy nice... More 

Thank Maria J
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Breakfast, the atmosphere was wonderful, and the staff . . . they just made you feel like you'd gone to visit a relative!

Thank Norman G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Coffee, mini baguettes, Hofers "special pretzel " tray of assorted jellies not to forget friendliness and accomodation to eat outdoors with our pet mikey toy poodle. E X C E L L E N T and recommended for gourmet breakfast ! They also had mounts of cakes and cookies specialties.

Thank Gilbert E
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm German and I haven't had any better REAL German cuisine in the N GA area. A must stop if you're a fan of this type of food.

Thank Thomas D
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were very pleased with our meal and went back for pastries at the bakery. Indoor and outdoor dining available.

Thank mcsweeney3000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the pastries. Decent prices. There's a window where you can watch them making the items. They have a counter where you can purchase the pastries and eat on the front porch or they have a restaurant.

Thank ZinskiFam
Jacksonville, Florida
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having lived in Germany for a few months, I was excited to visit Helen, GA and looked forward to German cuisine. Anything remotely resembling German cuisine proved had to come by - until we found Hofer's. We ate two of our three meals in Helen there. We ordered different dishes cold meats and goulash soup for dinner, and an omelet... More 

Thank HomeGoneHome
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were mostly disappointed. We ordered brats. They were NOT even anywhere close to what you get in Germany. The Kraut was okay and the meal came with bagged chips. We NEVER received our drinks even though they showed up on our bill and we had to ask for them to be removed. I know the waitress noticed because she... More 

Thank SouthernRain59
Ralph H, Owner at Hofer's of Helen, responded to this review

Hello SouthernRain59 - The Bratwurst we serve are made for us by a German butcher and we have only had great reviews on these. I am sorry that they were not to your satisfaction. I promise to follow up and see why your drinks did not come out. This is highly unusual since we work hard not only to provide... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you arrive in Helen, GA.... just go straight here! It is always packed but that is part of the charm. There is a deli and a mind blowing pastry case in front of the little cafe which serves very nice Bavarian dishes. Who cares? You are here for the pastries! Hundreds of little beauties in the case waiting to... More 

Thank NCDeVries
Palmyra, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on a Tuesday for lunch. When we decided on a knockwurst on pretzel roll sandwich, the waitress informed us there were no pretzel rolls that day. This is a bakery, folks! At the very least, we should gave been informed of changes in the menu before we ordered. Food was okay when it arrived, but it is a... More 

Thank palmyralady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $19
American, German, Gluten Free
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
  • 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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