Authentic Death Cafes

Posted by Jon Underwood on July 26, 2014, 9:55 p.m. 4 comments

Authentic Death Cafes

Hi everyone,


This is a post I have put off writing for some time.


Sadly there are people who are using the name Death Cafe without permission, and in certain cases with motives that I am personally not comfortable with. 


Please note:

- Only Death Cafes listed on this site it have confirmed with us that they follow the Death Cafe guidelines and standards of behaviour. If a Death Cafe is not listed here they haven't made that committment.

- There is no other website for Death Cafe apart from this one. If you find a website apart from this with the words 'deathcafe' in the web address or title it is not connected with or approved by us in any way. 


Many of us are working hard to keep Death Cafe consistent and ethical. This is proving a complex task! Please do help with this by not starting up other Death Cafe websites, reading and adhering to our guidelines and feeding back anything that concerns you. 


Thank you,




@ Sandy Stork

Hi Sandy,

I will email you about this.


Posted by Jon Underwood

started Death Café in Whatcom Cty WA

Hi Jon,

A year ago I emailed you when I wanted to start Death Café in Whatcom County, WA. USA (Bellingham, WA). You responded and welcomed us but now I do not see our name, "Death Café in Whatcom County".
We just celebrated our 1st Birthday last month. I did add our name to your site but do not see it now (did not include graphics).
We faithfully follow your guidelines and have started another affiliated group just north of us in Ferndale.
We so appreciate what you have done and hope we can be added to the list. How should I do that?
Sandy Stork

Posted by Sandy Stork

Rev Dr

I don't see ours listed at Ethical Cultural Society.

I have had a couple of conversations with you. We follow the suggested ouline

Posted by barbara simpson


Thank you Jon for maintaining a movement that remains consistent and ethical. You have created something that is really responding to a need.

Posted by Kit

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