The Crazy Quilt Music Festival is Saturday June 4!

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

Sunday, May 29th 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, May 29th at 5pm:

The Bachelor and the Bad Actress (5pm) - absurdist honky tonk.
Crooks & Crows (6pm) - a gritty blend of Americana, folk, and honky tonk. Their progressive country sound brings you on the road and through a diverse landscape of beautiful, dusty, and honest experiences. If early Springsteen, Dylan, George Jones, and Hank Williams were in a four-way head-on collision, Crooks and Crows would be the oily, bloody mess flowing towards the gutter- draining to the creek.
June Star (7pm) -
Americana roots-rock with electric guitar (lots of 'em), pedal steel, and songs about love.“A near-perfect blend of bluegrass and rock” (Freight Train

Tuesday, May 31st at 7pm:

Susan Jones Jazz Quartet - a violin led jazz group, playing an exciting and eclectic mix of originals and jazz standards, with a strong emphasis on swing and Bossa Novas (sort of like Stephane Grappelli meets Charlie Parker, meets Carlos Jobim).

Wednesday, June 1st at 7pm:

Night Watch Paradox - imagine a world where airships roam the skies, steam powers Rube Goldberg-inspired contraptions. Imagine a universe where both fictional and non-fictional characters can exist. Imagine a talented collective of musicians, composers and artists who bring these visions to life in a unique musical melange that is lyrically, musically, and visually evocative. This is "Night Watch Paradox!"
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.

"Flowers" celebrates the theme of this year’s Green Man Festival: the buds, blooms and blossoms of flowers.

The show will be on display at the New Deal Cafe from Tuesday, May 3 through Monday, June 27. The art reception for this show will be Sunday, June 5, from 3 to 5 pm.

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.