What we're about

Bringing the topics of death, dying, grief, and grieving out of the shadows and into the light. Discussions within the local gatherings and private Facebook group (please request to join!) are expected to hold space for others, wherever they are today, with respect and dignity. Please be compassionate to others as well as yourself. This is a safe space for us to help normalize the very normal journeys of death and dying. Welcome to all.

Upcoming events (5+)

June Madison Area Death Cafe

Chocolaterian

Let's come together and talk about death while drinking coffee and tea. There are all sorts of great locally sourced and made foods and sweets on the menu so you can get your nosh on, too. There's plenty of space for street parking on both corners plus a lot directly behind the cafe. Donations will be accepted and appreciated to cover costs. Get ready to relax and cozy up to the real.

July Madison Area Death Cafe

Cool Beans Coffee Cafe

Let's enjoy coffee and cake while we discuss death, dying and grief as the completely normal aspects of living that they are. We'll gather in the Meeting Room in the back of the cafe. Parking provided in lot, donations to cover group costs appreciated. Cozy up to the real.

August Madison Area Death Cafe

The Sow's Ear

Let's enjoy coffee and cake while we discuss death, dying and grief as the completely normal aspects of living that they are. We'll gather in the Large Classroom in the back of the cafe. Parking provided in lot, donations to cover group costs appreciated. Cozy up to the real.

September Madison Area Death Cafe

Cool Beans Coffee Cafe

Let's enjoy coffee and cake while we discuss death, dying and grief as the completely normal aspects of living that they are. We'll gather in the Meeting Room in the back of the cafe. Parking provided in lot, donations to cover group costs appreciated. Cozy up to the real.

Past events (4)

May Madison Area Death Cafe

Mother Fool's Coffeehouse

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