The New Deal Cafe mourns the loss of our friend and champion, Barbara Simon, president of Friends of New Deal Cafe Arts (FONDCA).

Barbara made groundbreaking and impactful contributions to the arts at the Cafe, Roosevelt Center, and the greater Greenbelt Community. You can read more about Barbara's wide-ranging community involvement in this week's Greenbelt News Review, and help nominate Barbara for Greenbelt's 2016 Outstanding Citizen.

CORRECTED LOCATION: There will be a service and reception for Barbara on Saturday, July 16 at 11am, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church at 4512 College Ave, College Park, MD 20740.

Donations are being accepted in Barbara's name to ensure FONDCA's Arts and Music programs continue at the New Deal Cafe and Roosevelt Center.

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

Sunday, July 24th at 10:30am:

Deaf Brunch: Deaf and hearing people socialize together using sign language. Newcomers welcome! Visit us on Facebook. Interested in learning sign language?

Sunday, July 24th at 3pm:

Artist's Reception: Visual art by Perry Douros and dolls by Cynthia Swan

Sunday, July 24th at 5pm:

Annette Wasilik - with a voice lilting, haunting and unforgettable, this poet songwriter weaves a spell both startling in its intimacy and expansive in its vision. She is joined by her WAMMIE winning musicians, John Previti (bass), Andrea Hoag (violin) and Kevin Dudley (guitar). 

Tuesday, July 26th at 7pm:

The New Deal Laugh-In - CLaw Comedy Productions presents the New Deal Laugh-In Showcase featuring some of the area's funniest comics performing together for one night only! Parental Guidance Suggested.
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
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.