The Goat Barn

Food & hospitality are a natural at The Goat Barn

Our Founders

Gone But Not Forgotten

Welfare Cafe

Sustainable Hill Country Farm to Table Food


From Another Era, a Celebration of Romance

Welcome to Welfare, Texas

A recent review from new customers – posted on Yelp

A fantastic evening in Hill Country. The food and service were both beyond exceptional. German cuisine mixed with local Texan ingredients. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Restaurant was in an old converted Post Office and General Store with artifacts from an era long forgotten. The fried quail, potato cakes, pork shank, and beef cheek spätzle were all superbly inventive. You’ll be rewarded by staying for desert!  Strawberry shortcake was to die for. Both of the chefs have quite the future ahead of them! Upon leaving, the night sky lit up with what seemed like thousands of fireflies. Not another soul around. Pure treasure!

Its a great time to be in the beer garten.



Welfare Wine Bar & Cafe –  We invite you to bring your out of town guests to a true Texas Hill Country gem. Wine & dine in the historic old post office, the Hofner room or outside on the porch or in the bier garden. For your guests, or yourself if you need to escape from the bustle of the city, we will be here to serve. Now more wine choices.  Zac and Kaitlyn will guide you. For groups of 8 or more please call for reservations 830.537.3700

Happy hour at Welfare Wine Bar & Cafe Thursday from 5-7 buy glass of Texas Wine and get second glass of same wine at 1/2 price.

 If you are looking for a wedding and/or reception site in the Hill Country, we are the perfect destination for a rustic country farm wedding! Call Gaby to schedule a tour and consultation 210.884.4616.

Hours of Operation

Thursday-Friday: 5P-9P

Saturday-Sunday: 11A-9P

Call for Reservations


Welfare Cafe

A hidden gem in the heart of the hill country.

Our History

Welfare - in it, not on it.

Special Events

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We will make your dream wedding a reality!