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

Welfare Hill Country Cafe Labor Day weekend Specials:  Texas Goat Cheese fried with honey and house made strawberry jam, Bo Ssam (pork shoulder with fried oysters), Bacon wrapped shrimp with melon, Houge Ranch Lamb ragu with pita, Duck breast fig jam, duck confit pizza. Big plates:  Organic chicken ala romania with ceasar salad, Niman Ranch bone in pork chop & Texas black eyed peas, duck confit & pasta.  Fish specials: flounder with cajun crab beurre blanc.  Call to make your reservation.

Bring your out of town guests to a true Texas Hill Country gem

Dine in the historic post office and then when it cools down a little, sit in the bier garten with dessert and a breeze

Whenever possible all meats are grass fed, hormone and antibiotic free. Fish is sourced using the Monterey Bay guidelines. We have our schnitzels as always cause they’re schnitzelishious!

If you are looking for a wedding and reception site in the hill country we are it!  Perfect for that country rustic 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

Let us make your event one of a kind.


We will make your dream wedding a reality!