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Welfare Cafe

223 Waring Welfare Rd, Boerne, TX 78006-7926
+1 830-537-3700
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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German, American, Healthy, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
223 Waring Welfare Rd, Boerne, TX 78006-7926
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Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Didn't expect to find a cafe this far out, food was good. The burger is huge so make sure your hungy. The ketchup is awesome has a hint of sweetness. We had 2 friendly pups Betty and Lucy that kept us company while we waited...More

Thank Nichols1993
Reviewed September 18, 2015

The service is inferior. Used to be good for awhile, and then have no clue as to what happened. It is pretty bad when one sits outside for over 30 minutes, and nobody comes out with a menu or at least asks you what you...More

3  Thank Cheyanne C
welfare1, Owner at Welfare Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2015

We are so sorry this happened. Can't imagine that no one came out to wait on you! Did anyone know you were outside? Were you sitting at the cafe or at the Goat Barn(our events center). Did you see anyone going in or out of...More

Reviewed September 13, 2015

This quaint little restaurant is nestled in the countryside with wild turkeys and white tails just across the road. The food is absolutely fantastic. Very casual, but you will never have better food. One of the very pleasant surprises.

Thank jim a
Reviewed September 4, 2015

Love the hill country atmosphere at this place! You feel like you're back in time! Lots of history! And the food is fabulous! We've eaten here several times and it's always delicious! Be sure to take a walk around the back of the premises to...More

Thank dlts123
Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a 7 p.m. reservation for a party of 6. After moving to an outside table due to the noise level inside, we placed our orders for wine, appetizers, salads and dinner all at once. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Our appetizers were...More

4  Thank Nancy F
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The hardest thing about the Welfare Cafe is finding it... But it is well worth the search! It is a tiny place in what was once a working country post office and many of the rustic and historic details of the buildings former life still...More

Thank RealHuntress
Reviewed July 30, 2015

I had the chicken Fredricksburg in a white wine sauce with peaches, spaetzle and green beans. It was so good ,I eat everything. The portion are generous. Very friendly service. And totally hidden. Used to be an old Post office. You can sit outside Just...More

Thank Sybille M
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Getting to Welfare is the highlight of dinner at Welfare. What a beautiful drive through back roads - ask your map app to route you away from the freeway, and meander through those wonderful country roads. Dinner was pretty uneven - some of that stuff...More

2  Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed May 11, 2015

The restaurant is in a gorgeous location--a beautiful drive to get there. The food was outstanding and wait staff was exceptional.

Thank austinvalerie
Reviewed March 18, 2015

We always try to make it to Welfare when in the area. It is worth the drive! The food is delicious & the setting is delightful. The usual menu items are wonderful but always ask about the specials!

Thank love2go2015
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April 30, 2017|
Response from Piperlovestravel | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing that on the menu
Dale M
June 18, 2016|
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Response from welfare1 | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Waring Welfare Rd, Boerne, TX 78006-7926
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Boerne
  • Phone Number: +1 830-537-3700
  • E-mail
Housed in the original 1900 Welfare General Store & Post office.The Cafe & beer garden is surrounded by beautiful gardens and historic buildings, offering a unique dining experience since 1998. We support local wine rowers and Texas farmers and ranchers.Local producers Local producers and sustainable practices are paramount to our menu choices. Texas Hill Country inspired seasonal menus available along with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.
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