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New Deal Cafe

113 Centerway
Roosevelt Center
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 474-5642


Mon: 11am-3pm
Tue-Wed: 11am-9pm
Thu: 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-Midnight
Sun: 10:30am-8pm

Dinner reservations are recommended on Friday and Saturday nights and for popular bands. Call (301) 474-5642 to book a table.

Contact Us

Free wifi
Ample free parking

About the Cafe

The New Deal Cafe is a non-stock, cooperative membership corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Maryland. If you're interested in the inner workings of the cooperative, visit the member area.

Board of Directors

The board of directors is elected from the membership to oversee operation of the cafe. The current board members are

  • Michael Hartman (president)
  • Frank Gervasi (treasurer)
  • Dina Sykes (secretary)
  • Nancy Melandry
Regular board meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30pm at the cafe. Members are welcome at regular board meetings.

Audit Committee

  • Dorian Winterfeld
  • Tom Jones
  • Mike Stark

Bar Manager: Amethyst Dwyer

Restaurant Manager: Karim Kmaiha

How Can I Help?

  • Become a member! The New Deal Cafe is a member-supported cooperative.
  • Donate to the cafe to enhance your dining experience. Help fund major improvements like a new floor and nice furniture. You do not have to be a member to donate, but becoming a member gives you a voice and a vote in the operation of the cafe.
  • Volunteer -- join a committee!
  • Bring your friends to the Cafe!

A Short History of the New Deal Cafe

For years, Greenbelt residents caught up on old news and greeted their neighbors in such places as the produce aisle of the Co-op grocery store and the gasoline station. These are not the ideal locations for extended philosophical debates and lively games of chess. Greenbelt was in need of a coffee house. Perhaps the idea for a cafe was spurred on by a vacant space (later filled) at Greenbelt's Roosevelt Center, which seemed perfect for such a meeting place. Read more!