Neutral Ground Coffeehouse

Tags: Bakery, Coffee Shop


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Our story begins back in 1974 when Greta rented a house on Maple St. and opened a coffeehouse called the Penny Post. Penny Post patrons enjoyed a homey atmosphere for meeting friends, playing games and listening to live entertainment. Then, in 1977, there was a kitchen fire. It did quite a bit of damage and Greta decided not to reopen. Instead, she offered the business to a group of dedicated regulars and suggested they run it as a co-op. Their quest for a new location ended at 5110 Danneel Street, the former home of a seedy uptown neighborhood bar called the Red Lion. Taking Greta’s advice, the Penny Post was set up as a co-op, owned and operated by its membership. Anyone could, for a small yearly fee, become a member. Members were asked (but not required) to volunteer for the various duties involved in running the coffeehouse. Being a member made you part of the family….

The Neutral Ground was the Penny Post incognito. Same rose, different name…As long as there’s a New Orleans, there’ll be a Neutral Ground.

- taken from the coffeehouse’s website

The coffeehouse features music almost every night of the week, check out their calendar for a list of events!


Neutral Ground Coffeehouse

5110 Danneel St.
New Orleans, LA 70115


Uptown / Carrollton


Sunday-Thursday 7pm-midnight
Friday & Saturday 7pm-1am