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

Its the 4th of July weekend!  We are working on some killer ribs, firecracker shrimp and some Betsy Ross stew.  Come out to see us, the weather should be great for sitting outside in the bier garten. The Wine Bar will feature “Freedom” wine from Singing Waters, which should go with great with pulled pork sliders.  Happy hour at the Wine Bar Thur & Fri from 5-7 buy glass of Texas Wine and get second glass of same wine at 1/2 price.

Welfare Hill Country Cafe –  We invite you to bring your out of town guests to a true Texas Hill Country gem. Dine in the historic old post office or the Hofner room. Call to make your reservations at the cafe for your guests, or yourself if you need to escape away from the bustle of the city.

You also may be interested in visiting our new Wine Bar – the true compass to guide your Hill Country wine decisions. The wine bar offers soups, sandwiches, and small plates to satisfy your hunger while sipping a glass of wine chosen especially for you by wine expert Olivier. Every week we will feature a flight for tasting for $12 and we look forward to putting on regular Wine Tasting Events.

Call 830.537.3700 for reservations at the Cafe. (Reservations are not required for the Wine Bar) 

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.

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!

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.

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