Welfare Texas

Welcome to Welfare Texas

Welfare, Texas is an unincorporated ranching and farming community in west central Texas. Welfare began in 1848 with a general store. The area grew to a population of 275 individuals by 1892. Soon after, boll weevils invested the area making the population decrease.

David Lawhorn and Gabriele Meissner McCormick grew up in big cities most of their lives. They stumbled upon the small, peaceful community of Welfare in 1992 and fell in love. It was the perfect place for them to relax and garden in a small town community, but still have the option to commute to bigger cities. The town comprised of an old general store and post office, several barns, and several left over buildings and areas. Restoration of the Welfare Cafe’ began in 1998, where Gabriele decided to follow her passion of cooking.

This cafe can be found in Welfare today! The Welfare cafe is a hidden gem, tucked away in Texas Hill Country. Mouth-watering fresh, country food is served here Thursday and Friday from 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM. The chef believes in producing only the finest, healthiest meals. The cafe serves delicious brunch, lunch, and dinner meals. Whether you are staying at Welfare or driving by, make sure to stop at the Welfare Cafe.

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Bier Garten can also be found in Welfare, Texas. They serve food, beer, and wine with performances from local artists on Sundays. Bier Garten’s is open the same hours as the Welfare Cafe.

If you are looking for a charming, outdoors wedding location. Look no further, Welfare is the place for you. Welfare can help put together any event you can think of. Welfare strives to make every guests experience one-of-a-kind. Expect to be “wow-ed!”

Stop into Welfare, Texas, where the possibilities are endless.

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City Summary
Population: 36 (2000)
Elevation: 1,348 ft
Visit the Welfare cafe for delicious, mouth-watering country food Thursday and Friday from 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM.
Bier Garten provides live performances from local artists and serves food, beer, and wine.
Welfare is the perfect location to host an event.
Cover Photo by Lance Loyd

Stories about Welfare Texas

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