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Call (301) 474-5642 to make a reservation. Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks when not actively eating or drinking. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation–stay healthy!

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NDC is seeking an experienced restaurateur to fully run our cafe operations. You already know how awesome our music, arts, and community program is and you’ve seen how we can fill the seats. Perhaps your delectable cuisine is just what we need for our next phase? Click here to learn more!

Music & Events

Enjoy live music six nights a week in an intimate community atmosphere. Reservations are strongly recommended for nights with live music. Call (301) 474-5642 to reserve a table. See more on the event calendar!

Winners AGAIN!

Annually, the Washington City Paper determines DC area residents’ favorite places, people, and things across the region in their Best of DC poll. New Deal Cafe gets more awards and higher standings each year! For 2023, we were recognized as: 

1st Place: Best Place to Experience Local Music
1st Place: Best Jazz/Blues Venue
Runner-Up: Best Music Venue
3rd Place: Best Music Venue
Finalist: Best Neighborhood Music Series
Finalist: Best Performing Arts Venue

Every vote helped this funky little nonprofit venue keep growing; thank you for loving this funky little nonprofit cafe, venue, art gallery, and community hub! Thank you for all your support!

Masquer-aid the cafe ball is still accepting sponsors!

Through sponsorships, donations, and art sales, this night of fun AND fundraising was a MASSIVE SUCCESS, raising over $25,000! Thanks for your support, and go to to see our list of sponsors, donors, and some pics from the night!

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 25th at 10:30am:
Deaf Brunch: gathering of Deaf & hearing people on the 2nd and 4th Sunday mornings for socializing and increasing Deaf access to movies, services, and other aspects of living together. We solve problems and take action together. Newcomers are welcome!
Sunday, February 25th at 6pm:
Kim's Grand Rounds- A Songwriters' Circle: Talented songwriters take turns talking about and performing their songs. The audience sits around the performers, with even the stage used for audience seating! Come into an intimate space for songwriters and audience to be near each other in a non-hierarchical arrangement, and enjoy careful listening to the craft that creates these songs. 
Monday, February 26th at 6:30pm:
New Deal Cafe regular board meeting. Members and visitors welcome.
Tuesday, February 27th at 6:30pm:
New Deal Early Bird Tunes Tuesday Open Mic with Michael McTrouserpants - sign-ups begin at 6:15pm. Performers will have 2 songs and then an opportunity for a third once everyone on the list has played.

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About the Cafe

Nestled in historic Roosevelt Center in the heart of Old Greenbelt, the New Deal Cafe is the perfect spot to catch up friends or watch the world wander by. Coming from out of town? See our driving directions.


Support the Cafe

Become a member or make a donation.


Love the cafe? Now you can wear it! Our Zazzle shop is stocked with shirts and onesies, drink coasters, notebooks, cards, and wrapping paper sporting the classic New Deal Cafe logo!