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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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“schnitzel” (23 reviews)
“chicken” (22 reviews)
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German, American, Healthy, Seafood
$$ - $$$
223 Waring Welfare Rd, Boerne, TX 78006-7926
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Others have said how you could drive by this place, what they haven't told you, but that you need to know, you could also walk right into it and not realize you are at an excellent restaurant. Or A restaurant. Of any kind. We thought...More

Thank CiberDiver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for a bite to eat after a long day. We were welcomed in and was a nice environment with options for indoor or outdoor seating. I had the shrimp pad Thai which was different than normal pad Thai but good flavor. Also...More

Thank Erica136
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, do NOT let the name take your mind to a goat barn. This place is 5 star peace and 5 star food. They could use a few more servers but let me say that my wife and I love this place. Off the beaten...More

Thank Roger744
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Wow! You could just drive pass this quaint building and miss an extraordinary dining experience! Don't do it - stop and check out their outstanding menu options. I had their popular Fredericksburg Chicken and was delightfully surprised with the flavor of a jalopeno peach sauce...More

Thank LIsham747
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this place out in the boonies rustic lots of animals great food it was an amazing wedding and great staff

Thank Justin H
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Husband and I spent the weekend in the hill country and after meals of burgers and sandwiches, we were looking for something a little bit more refined. We set out to Welfare Cafe and honestly almost turned around when we saw the small establishment. I'm...More

Thank Larmorales
welfare1, Owner at Welfare Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words. The "chicken fredericksburg", a signature dish of the cafe, that you mentioned, has been popular since I first put it together 18 years ago! Hope to see again soon.

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Old post office converted into small, quaint restaurant with a large landscaped outside seating area. Beautiful antiques scattered around for decor; one large conference/wedding/party building further back. Now to the food: we were there 3 nights ago (Saturday), made reservations, menu changes every 3 months,...More

Thank Texan312
welfare1, Owner at Welfare Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hi - Next time you are in - please introduce yourselves since we are neighbors now!

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Lots of atmosphere in historic former country post office in the beautiful hill country. Lovely patio seating. Elevated German influenced menu and great wine list.

Thank wendySanAntonio
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Recently tried this out of the way place in the hill country. Several miles off I-10 in Welfare,Tx. Easy to miss- go slow on the Waring Welfare road. Enjoyed the Fredericksburg chicken and Bandera quail. Several good schnitzels. Service was quick, good and pleasant. It's...More

Thank FairOaks1
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Slow is the key work, not enough servers and one chef cannot keep up. the food is good and if you are with friends then its worth the wait.More

Thank billybob2711
welfare1, Owner at Welfare Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

So sorry your service was slow - we almost always have a minimum of two cooks and two servers on the schedule. I usually fill the gap is we have no shows. Tanks for not being too harsh and do come back to give another...More

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30 April 2017|
Response from Piperlovestravel | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing that on the menu
Dale M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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