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Hofer's of Helen

8758 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2304
+1 706-878-8200
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pastries” (203 reviews)
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American, German, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8758 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2304
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'd like to say I was able to try to the food here, but after attempting to get a parking space in the one-way-in-one-way-out parking lot three different times, my two friends and I ended up parking on the very top of the hill and...More

Thank JTaylor999
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's worth waiting in the line to enjoy the pastries and goodies. We had a variety of goodies on two occasions and enjoyed it all. We tried a chocolate cannoli, bread pudding, cream puff, cookie, and a slice of cake. We all thought what we...More

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was very excited about going there had heard the pastries were very good. Once we were there we decided to have lunch it was busy so the wait was about 30 minutes standing in a line they don't take names and if you have...More

Thank Kim P
Ralph H, Owner at Hofer's of Helen, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kim - Sorry you did not enjoy your time dining with us. We only have 14 tables in our cafe, so there is usually a wait during busy times. We have tried many different ways of seating folks. The way we do it is really...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Bavarian donut is excellent and so fresh and the cream puffs are unreal..I slice them horizontally and eat the both halves separately...as for th schnitzel...outstanding and they have outdoor dining and pets welcome

Thank mamagold
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Yummy treats, German and otherwise! They also have a nice selection of imported food items. Outdoor seating.

Thank Tikimom17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I stopped in just to see if there was something in this town to satisfy my quest for food resembling Teutonic cuisine. Grabbed a few baked goods from the counter and was pleased. Quality was solid and the fresh brewed Jacob's coffee was on...More

Thank FLReisender
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had soup & sandwich, beer cheddar YUMMY ness! our waitress gave us time to make our choices. My children were enthralled with the choices at the bakery counter for desert! We also bought some day old buns to make sandwiches later, it was the...More

Thank Carla Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The strawberry croissants are good. The cookies were great too! Muffins nice and moist. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Thank khobgood527
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the great reviews this restaurant got and popped in to give it a try for lunch. We couldn't have been more disappointed. Our server seemed stressed out and angry to be there. Our table tried bratwurst, spatzle, ham and Swiss on rye which...More

1  Thank Nichole S
Ralph H, Owner at Hofer's of Helen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Nichole - We are sorry that you were not impressed with your visit. We work hard to provide great food and excellent service. I will look into your complaint and correct any problems I find. I would suggest that if you have a bad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious authentic german food and bakery. We went for breakfast and had a delicious meal. Get there early on the weekend, before 10 due to crowds and the restaurant is very small. You can sit outdoors on the patio if you have a dog or...More

Thank dragnpete74
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Questions & Answers
8 April 2017|
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Response from Ralph H | Property representative |
We have the pan fried trout that is popular and the sausage sampler without the gravy. Other options would be any of the sandwiches that we could serve without the bread, like the chicken salad that we could serve on... More
Kristi W
25 January 2017|
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Response from Ralph H | Property representative |
Our winter hours are 8 am - 5 pm daily. Closed Tuesday and Wednesdays. Hope to see you soon!
Randy T
16 December 2016|
Response from Ralph H | Property representative |
We serve delicious Belgium waffles. Your choice of Blueberry, Strawberry, Pecan or Plain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
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
  • E-mail
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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