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 Texas Hill Country Cafe & Wedding/Events Center, housed in the historic post office & general store or the restored Goat Barn


1917 prohibition

New Year’s Eve Dinner

  5 course meal – $75pp

1st – Empanada

2nd – Either – Truffle Mac & Cheese or Shrimp & Black Sesame Lace Wrap

3rd – Leaves with seasonal ingredients w/ apple cider vin or Thai Broth

4th – Beef Tenderloin or Gulf Red Snapper

5th – Chocolate Mousse Cake or Cheesecake with Glass of Bubbles

Call 830.537.3700 to let us know you are coming, seating will be limited. Guaranteed reservations are requested.

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!