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, and Thursday and enjoy $1 off beer and wine!

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 29th at 8:30pm:

Cold Hard Cash - tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash, featuring spot-on recreations of both the sound and spirit of the originals.

Sunday, August 30th 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, August 30th 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, September 1st at 7pm:

The New Old Jamboree hosted by Ruthie and the Wranglers - new songs, old songs and featuring special guests!
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.

National Poetry Month will be celebrated at the New Deal Cafe on Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 3pm with a reception featuring poetry readings, music, and refreshments. All are invited and the event is free. Poets whose works have been displayed during the past year in the Poetry Moment Box, located outside the New Deal Cafe, will be present reading their poems. There will also be an open mic for other poets to read their work.

The Poetry Moment project is produced by local writers, and is sponsored by the Friends of New Deal Cafe (FONDCA), with support from the City of Greenbelt. Special thanks goes to former County Council Member Ingrid Turner, for her support with a grant from Prince George's County. For more information contact Leeann Irwin at paxirwin@yahoo.com or call (310) 801-9922.

The November-December winner of the Poetry Moment competition is Peggy Rooney, whose poem Candles is now on view in the poetry box outside the cafe.

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, and Thursday -- $1 off any beer or wine glass.