Welcome to Death Cafe

A Death Cafe is an event where people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death.

At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

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Talking about death

A Death Cafe is an agenda free discussion about death. So far we've held 5653 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 5653 Death Cafes. These never involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions. Interesting conversations are guaranteed!

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Host a Death Cafe

People who adopt the model set out in our guide are welcome to set up their own Death Cafes. So far we've held Death Cafes in 52 countries.

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Support Death Cafe

Running Death Cafe is great fun but does take a lot of time. If you value this work please support us on Patreon.

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Death Cafe: Death Cafe Castlemaine

Posted by Hayley West on Jan. 14, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

With Hayley West & Annie Morabito

Feb. 4, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)

free event

This is the sixth Death Cafe in Castlemaine, Victoria.

The Meeting Room at the Governor's Cafe in the Old Castlemaine Gaol is a comfortable space, accommodating our Death Cafes ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kalamazoo

Posted by sarah.field on Jan. 14, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

With Alycia Lee & Sarah Field

March 28, 2018, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (eastern)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Marysville Library

Posted by Karuna Duval on Jan. 14, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

With Karuna Duval

Feb. 24, 2018, 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (Pacific)


Karuna attended and facilitated Death Cafe's in California and now wants to offer them here in Maryslville, Washington.

This will be the first such event held at the Marysville ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Nelson, New Zealand

Posted by Kristinerose on Jan. 14, 2018, 5:13 a.m.

With Kristine Rose, Barbara Greene

Feb. 24, 2018, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (nz)

owards refreshments. no one will be excluded if unable to contribute.$4 coin donation / koha requested t

There wil be no set agenda, but the time will be structured to allow for everyone to have a voice.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Sonoma County in Santa Rosa

Posted by jon.allen@aol.com on Jan. 14, 2018, 4:34 a.m.

With Tess Lorraine

Jan. 27, 2018, 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Donations are welcomed to defray the cost of refreshments.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Sonoma County in Sebastopol

Posted by jon.allen@aol.com on Jan. 14, 2018, 4:30 a.m.

With Tess Lorraine

Jan. 19, 2018, 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Pacific)

$5 donation for non-members

Death Cafe: Perth Death Cafe

Posted by Perth Death Cafe on Jan. 13, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

With Vicki Barry

Feb. 2, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (WAST Western Australian Standard Time (GMT + 8 hours))

Free event, participants pay for own refreshments

For something different, I have decided to host an evening event at all time favourite, Bodhi Tree Cafe, on Friday night in Mt Hawthorn. The Hawkers Market in Axford Park ...

Practitioners question: Listing death cafe

Posted by Perth Death Cafe on Jan. 13, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

How do I save a template to use for listing future death cafes to save having to enter information repeatedly???




Death Cafe: Death Cafe Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on Jan. 13, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

With Melanie Mayell

Feb. 25, 2018, 1.15 p.m. - 2.45 p.m. (Christchurch)

Free. But please register if you are intending to come.

Our Death Cafe is a hosted conversation about death and dying [with coffee and cake!] from a social perspective, not necessarily a medical one. No experience necessary, but courage, curiousity ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe of Roswell

Posted by lisak@seniorcareopt.com on Jan. 13, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

With SeniorCare Options

Feb. 11, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Donations for refreshments would be welcomed

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Boston Spa, Yorkshire

Posted by oasishelen on Jan. 13, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

With Helen Green

Jan. 18, 2018, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (GMT)

Donations for refreshments

The Oasis School of Human Relations is kindly providing the venue for this event.

Please email to let us know you're coming.  Thanks.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe III at the Lebanon Community Library

Posted by BLLLINK on Jan. 13, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

With Lebanon Community Library in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources | Lebanon County partners' network

Feb. 24, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Eastern)

The Death Cafe is FREE.

This is our third Death Cafe at the Lebanon Community Library.

Each of the previous Death Cafes were wonderful events that brought so many people together to share their thoughts ...

Death Cafe: NoVa Death Cafe

Posted by The Insight Shop :: Trisha Stotler on Jan. 13, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

With Trisha Stotler

Jan. 21, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (EST)

Donations are allowed, and are used to defray the cost of the space and refreshments.

This event will follow a standard Death Cafe format. It will include personal introductions, and a very loosley facilitated conversation about death and dying. This is not a bereavement or ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Lower East Side, New York City

Posted by Laura Shields on Jan. 13, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

With Gigi Branch, Vicki Kurtz, Urte Reyes, Ursula Scherrer, Laura Shields

Feb. 5, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

This event is free and open to all.  Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go to Bluestockings to support the work they are doing in the community.

Death Cafe is a place to wonder together about the mystery and meaning of life and to discuss death comfortably and openly, a free-wheeling, self-facilitated conversation around death and dying ...

Death Cafe: Kendal Death Cafe

Posted by susiebulman on Jan. 13, 2018, 7:55 a.m.

With Susie Bulman & Jane Sayer

Feb. 13, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT)

To cover the cost of hiring the cafe.

The fourth Kendal Death Cafe will be held at the Warehouse, Brewery Arts Centre. We would like to extend a warm invitation to anyone who wishes to join a conversation ...