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 –  This warm weather is making some the trees start to bud.  We are planting trees this weekend.  Wondering if I should put some plants in the ground?? I know it will freeze again – how much is the question. Wild flowers should be spectacular this spring. The wine bar offers soups and sandwiches and small plates to satisfy your hunger while sipping a glass of one of the wines Olivier has chosen for you.  Every week we will feature a flight for tasting for $12.

Bring your out of town guests to a true Texas Hill Country gem. Call to make your reservation at the cafe.  Reservations are not required at the Wine Bar 830.537.3700

Dine in the historic old post office or the Hofner room or in The Wine Bar at the Goat Barn

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!