Luscious Lebanese food and desserts, captivating live entertainment, and an intimate community atmosphere. Exhibitions by local artists, and a decent cup of coffee.

Photo of falafel sandwich

The New Deal Cafe is nestled in historic Roosevelt Center in the heart of Old Greenbelt. Take in a movie in the theater across the square, and join us for dinner afterward. Enjoy live music six nights a week! Sample our gourmet wine selection. Have a Turkish coffee and read your email using our free wifi internet access. Coming from out of town? See our driving directions.

Happy Hour

Join us for happy hour from 6pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday and enjoy $1 off beer and wine!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 31st at 7pm:

Lynn Hollyfield - blend a powerful, passionate singer, a crisp, acoustic guitar player and a heartfelt observer of the world and you will have WAMMIE-nominated singer/songwriter, Lynn Hollyfield!

Thursday, September 1st at 7pm:

Open Mic with Paige Powell!

Friday, September 2nd at 8:30pm:

Karikatura - with bright horns, socially conscious lyrics and booty-bouncing beats, this NYC band delivers a unique blend of Transglobal Soul. An organic synthesis of all the music heard blasting out of car windows and shops onto the streets of NYC, Karikatura lives where reggae meets klezmer, cumbia meets hip-hop and indie-rock meets afrobeat. Neither purist nor revivalist, this is music of the present, for the future.

Saturday, September 3rd at 8:30pm:

The Linwood Taylor Band - one of the most highly respected names in the Blues Community with touring credits throughout the U.S. and Europe! With a style in the vein of Muddy Waters, Albert King and Hendrix, his resume includes appearances with Joe Louis Walker, Skip Castro, Devon Allman, Albert King, Tommy Castro and Joe Louis Walker. Linwood Taylor encapsulates the Soul of the 60's with the Blues of Today!
Poetry Moment

Maryland, Washington D.C. and metro Virginia residents are invited to submit poems for our bimonthly Poetry Moment exhibit, posted in front of the cafe.

The Poetry Moment project is sponsored by the Friends of New Deal Cafe (FONDCA), with support from the City of Greenbelt. For more information contact Leeann Irwin at or call (310) 801-9922.

A public reception for this exhibit will be held on Sunday, July 24th, from 3pm to 5pm.

Psychesdolls by Cynthia Swan

Doll by Cynthia Swan

Created with found stuff, purchased papers, and riff raff the likes of which are found only in a Magpie nest, the assemblage dolls share a charisma that captures the eye of the onlooker.

For the Inspired and the Aberrant by Perry Douros

Art by Perry Dourus
Blues Festival

14th Annual Greenbelt Blues Festival
Saturday, September 10th, 2016

a full day of The Blues in Roosevelt Center

See the lineup!
Wine and Beer

Sample our international wine selection, featuring Tomaiolo Pinot Grigio from Italy, Louis Latour Chardonnay from France, and El Toqui Cabarnet Sauvignon from Chile.

We have a fabulous wine to go with every entree.

Kick back with one of our popular beers.

Happy Hour

Join us for happy hour from 6pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday -- $1 off any beer or wine glass.