ISU Space Cafe started in Washington, DC in 2011 and expanded to Tokyo, Japan in 2016. We are happy to help new locations get started!

Washington, DC

The DC Space Cafes typically take place on the second Tuesday of every month and begin at 7pm.  The Space Cafes are hosted by the Cotton & Reed, located at 1330 5th Street, NE, Washington, DC. Events are free; please support the venue by purchasing a drink.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Space Cafe holds monthly events on a middle Tuesday each month. Events are held at Good Heavens British Bar in Shimokitazawa. Doors open at 7:30pm; speakers start at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for ¥1500 yen and cover your first drink.

Starting New Events

Want to start your own event in a new city? Want to help with an existing event? For DC, email angela; for Tokyo, email danielle <at> isuspacecafe.org


Our team hails from around the globe and represents various corners of the space industry.

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Angela founded ISU Space Cafe DC in 2011. She likes cats.


Danielle founded the first branch of Space Cafe in Tokyo in 2016. She likes rock climbing.


Elizabeth was the first speaker for the Tokyo edition of Space Cafe and never left. She also likes cats.



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