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

Wednesday, August 24th at 7pm:

Cajun Music Jam - bring your instruments and join us!

Thursday, August 25th at 7pm:

Songwriters' Association of Washington (S.A.W.) Open Mic with hosts Lynn Hollyfield and David Weaver!!

Friday, August 26th at 8:30pm:

Vintage #18 - with influences like Etta James, Koko Taylor and Ike & Tina Turner, Vintage #18 delivers a high energy, soul-drenched performance from start to finish and to experience them live is a sizzling treat!

Saturday, August 27th at 1pm:

Jazz Jam w/ Greg Meyer - bring on your jazz groove and join in this community jam session!!
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.

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
Blues Festival

14th Annual Greenbelt Blues Festival
Saturday, September 10th, 2016

a full day of The Blues in Roosevelt Center

See the lineup!
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.