The New Deal Cafe mourns the loss of our friend and champion, Barbara Simon, president of Friends of New Deal Cafe Arts (FONDCA), who has made groundbreaking and impactful contributions to the Arts at the Cafe, Roosevelt Center, and the greater Greenbelt Community.

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.

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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

Friday, July 1st at 8:30pm:

The Mojo Priests - take the Blues, add in a helping of Rock, a dash of R&B and a splash of the Jazz and stir. Voila! You get The Mojo Priests. Winner of The 2014 DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands!

Saturday, July 2nd at 8:30pm:

Long Time Coming - From hits to deep tracks. From singer-songwriter ballads to rockers. From classic rock to new artists who will be classic. From covers to originals. From blues to reggae. From the 60's through today. LTC feature strong vocals with multi-part harmonies, tasteful mandolin styling, and a rock solid rhythm section. Come out to experience LTC!

Sunday, July 3rd 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 3rd at 5pm:

Cadillac Jump Blues Band - a variety of Blues styles, from the down home and raw Blues of postwar Chicago, to lively, up-tempo Swing and Jump Blues. They even have a few bluesy Rock tunes in their repertoire.
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 paxirwin@yahoo.com or call (310) 801-9922.

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.