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

Wednesday, September 2nd at 7pm:

Betty Ladas - singer-songwriter Betty Ladas comes to us from Nashville where her music has been desribed by the Beaumont Texas Press as "north of country, south of blues, a bit of humor and lots of heart".


Thursday, September 3rd at 7pm:

Open Mic with Paige Powell!

Friday, September 4th at 8:30pm:

Karikatura - with bright horns, socially conscious lyrics and booty-bouncing beats, this NYC band delivers a unique blend of Transglobal Soul. An organic synthesis of all the music heard blasting out of car windows and shops onto the streets of NYC, Karikatura lives where reggae meets klezmer, cumbia meets hip-hop and indie-rock meets afrobeat. Neither purist nor revivalist, this is music of the present, for the future.

Saturday, September 5th at 8:30pm:

Gina DeSimone & the Moaners - eclectic, upbeat mix of music from all eras with a foundation on rock solid rhythm, chilling harmony and unstoppable energy!
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.