It’s hard to beat waking up in the quaint mountain town of Helen, Georgia. Located in the North Georgia mountains, this Bavarian-inspired destination offers the perfect blend of Southern charm, breathtaking scenery, and unique German cuisine.
Staying at one of our Blue Creek Cabins gives you easy access to all of the Downtown Helen amenities nearby, including the array of Helen restaurants. And we can’t think of a better way to kick off your day’s adventures than a delicious breakfast in Helen.
We’ve rounded up our favorite breakfast spots to start your morning in Alpine Helen.
1. Yonah’s Coffee Co.
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- Price Point: $
- Address: 8650 N Main Street, Helen, GA
- Website: yonahcoffeeco.com
- Known for: Locally-roasted coffee and quick bites
If your perfect day begins with delicious coffee, Yonah’s Coffee Co. is the spot for you. Housed in a corner cafe, Yonah Coffee Co. is known for its locally-roasted coffee and cozy atmosphere.
You can choose from various coffee options, ranging from drip coffee to their signature lattes. If one cup isn’t enough, pick up a bag of coffee beans to bring back to the vacation rental with you. And if caffeine isn’t your thing, be sure to try their infamous hot cocoa!
Yonah’s Coffee has a limited breakfast menu, complete with breakfast sandwiches and bagels. On any given day, you’ll see plenty of people lining up at Yonah’s to grab their morning coffee and a bite to go before heading to that day’s adventures.
2. Muller’s Famous Fried Cheese Cafe
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- Price Point: $$
- Address: 60 Chattahoochee Strasse, Helen, GA
- Website: mullerscafe.com
- Known for: Fried Cheese Breakfast
Muller’s Famous Fried Cheese Cafe offers a blend of German and Czech cuisine featuring one very important ingredient: fried cheese. If you think breakfast and fried cheese don’t go together, you’re in for a surprise.
Open seven days a week, Muller’s offers a little bit of everything. You’ll find German staples like bratwurst and schnitzel breakfast. You can go with a classic American dish like ham and cheese omelets or pancakes. But if you’re feeling adventurous, we recommend the Fried Cheese breakfast. Everything you love about a classic breakfast topped with fried cheese is a no-brainer.
Muller’s also has plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options, giving guests a range of choices. No matter what breakfast item you go with, you won’t be disappointed.
3. Hofer’s Bakery and Cafe
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- Price Point: $$
- Address: 8758 N Main Street, Helen, GA
- Website: hofers.com
- Known for: Hand-painted German murals and hearty breakfast menu
You can’t come to Downtown Helen without paying a visit to Hofer’s Bakery and Cafe. This beloved German bakery has been around for decades and is known for its authentic German atmosphere and traditional European baking techniques.
The cafe’s breakfast menu is packed with classic German dishes to start your day off right. You’ll find anything from Bavarian cold cuts to German potato pancakes to Belgian waffles. Depending on the season, you can dine inside the German-inspired cafe or enjoy outdoor seating on the covered patio. Between the atmosphere and the hearty breakfast, it provides the quintessential Helen breakfast experience.
Pro Tip: Be sure to come back later for their infamous ice cream menu. There’s nothing else like it!
4. Dottie’s Kitchen
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- Price Point: $$
- Address: 8287 South Main Steet, Helen, GA 30545
- Website: Dottie’s Kitchen Facebook Page
- Known for: Their famous “Cat Head Biscuits”
Dottie’s Kitchen is the local joint you don’t want to skip during your stay in Helen. Located in a quaint building in the heart of Downtown, Dottie’s is known for its quintessential Southern breakfast. Looking for pancakes topped with bacon? They’ve got that. A classic French toast with a side of grits? You’ll find it here.
But what they might be most famous for is their “Cat Head Biscuits.” Made fresh daily, these homemade biscuits are the size of, you guessed it, a cat’s head! They’re delicious on their own, but you can also get them as a breakfast sandwich or with classic jam fillings. We have a feeling you’ll be back for more before your trip ends.
Dottie's Kitchen is open from 8 am-2 pm every day but Tuesday.
5. Village Crepe Haus
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- Price Point: $$
- Address: 8661 N Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
- Website: Village Crepe Haus Facebook Page
- Known for: Transporting you to Germany with a crepe in hand
We can’t think of a more charming spot to enjoy breakfast than Village Crepe Haus. The quaint white-and-green building offers the perfect German atmosphere, complete with outdoor bistro seating as you people-watch on Main Street.
While you might come for the ambiance, you’ll stay for the delicious crepes. Their menu includes both sweet and savory crepes, packed with delicious fillings that range from Nutella and strawberry to Philly cheese steak crepes. If you’re with a group, be sure to get a variety of crepes and try them family style.
The wait can be long, so we recommend giving yourself plenty of time before your next activity. We promise you - it will be worth it!
6. Caledonia Room
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- Price Point: $$$
- Address: 688 Bahn Innsbruck, Helen, GA
- Website: Caledonia Room
- Known for: Upscale atmosphere and classic breakfast dishes
If you’re looking for a fine-dining breakfast experience, the Caledonia Room is the place for you. Located inside the Valhalla Resort Hotel, this elegant dining room offers a Southern breakfast menu featuring seasonal, locally-grown ingredients.
They serve American classics, such as the Southern-style eggs benedict or Ham and Cheddar omelet. For a lighter option, they offer a parfait with fresh fruit. After breakfast, take a stroll around the stunning resort grounds nestled in the Nacoochee Valley.
Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. daily, and reservations are recommended.
The Best Way to Start Your Day
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the breakfast spots in Helen. Where else can you find an authentic German meal across the street from melt-in-your-mouth Southern classics?
Whether you prefer a quick breakfast before your adventures or a slow, hearty morning meal, Helen, Georgia, has you covered on it all. And even if you’re not a breakfast person (who isn’t?!), there’s locally roasted coffee and delicious hot cocoa in just about every spot in town.
Wake up in our cozy Blue Creek Cabins and take a stroll to one of the countless breakfast spots nearby. We can’t think of a better way to start your day!