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 3451 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 3451 events. Death Cafes never involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions. Interesting conversation is 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 33 countries.

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Support Death Cafe

Offering Death Cafe is great fun but also a lot of work. If you value what we are doing please consider donating towards our costs.

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To read about our work to set up a brick & mortar Death Cafe in London click here >>

Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Stony Point, New York

Posted by Death Cafe @ Community of Living Traditions on Aug. 29, 2016, 10:17 a.m.



With Community of Living Traditions @ Stony Point Conference Center

Sept. 12, 2016, 12.00 p.m. - 1.45 p.m. (Eastern)

Free will donation requested.


Community of Living Traditions is an intentional community of Jews, Muslims and Christians. Our mission is community engagement through radical hospitality, addressing social justice conncerns, and now discussion of death ...



Death Cafe: La Crosse Area Death Cafe

Posted by Jackie Yaeger on Aug. 28, 2016, 11:32 a.m.



With Jackie l Yaeger

Sept. 24, 2016, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (central)

donations for food and drink accepted


We are setting up our gathering in Cameron Park immediately after the Saturday Farmer's Market. We will have sweets from the farmer's market and or The Peoples Food ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Grants Pass

Posted by grantspass on Aug. 27, 2016, 2:17 p.m.



With Trish, Athena, Bernie, Lloydine, Lucinda, Peggy, Susan

Sept. 15, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight)

A $5 donation is requested, but not required, to cover the cost of food, supplies and the space.


Death Cafe Grants Pass provides a comfortable, small group setting in which people can talk about topics related to death from their own perspective and experience.  The only agenda is ...



Death Cafe: Imperial Beach Death Cafe

Posted by Nanncy on Aug. 26, 2016, 9:33 p.m.



With Nanncy House

Nov. 19, 2016, 10.00 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. (PST)

No donations



Death Cafe: Aberystwyth Death Cafe

Posted by Viv Hammond on Aug. 26, 2016, 6:22 a.m.



With Viv Hammond

Oct. 3, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Free, refreshments for sale



Art: The Plague Doctor

Posted by sororbasilisk on Aug. 26, 2016, 5:17 a.m.


The Plague Doctor

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cincinnati

Posted by gupton on Aug. 25, 2016, 8:25 p.m.



With Bill Gupton

Nov. 28, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Free


Death Cafe Cincinnati is an open-minded, open-hearted, open-ended conversation about death and dying. We each will die. We have known others who have died. Isn't it time we talked ...



Death Cafe: Belleville's Death Cafe

Posted by Olga Nikolajev on Aug. 25, 2016, 6:48 p.m.



With dyingmatters.ca

Oct. 27, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Eastern)

FREE donations are welcome



Death Cafe: Tweed's Death Cafe

Posted by Olga Nikolajev on Aug. 25, 2016, 6:39 p.m.



With dyingmatters.ca

Sept. 27, 2016, 6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

FREE donations are welcome



New Blog post: Preparing For Loss

Posted by Irish Death Notices on Aug. 25, 2016, 5:24 p.m.


Experiences To Expect With Loss

Preparing For Loss, there is no denying it–the experience of preparing for the loss of a loved one is truly difficult. Luckily, there are many things you can do during this trying time, in order to help give you, your extended family, and the person you care for peace of mind. When it becomes clear that a loved one is not going to recover from a terminal illness, it ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Salford

Posted by Unlimited on Aug. 25, 2016, 8:23 a.m.



With Unlimited Theatre / The Lowry

Oct. 22, 2016, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (BST)

Donation to the Resus Council UK


We have made a new theatre show "Am I Dead Yet?". It's about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough. Which is actually ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Barnsley

Posted by Unlimited on Aug. 25, 2016, 8:19 a.m.



With Unlimited Theatre / Barnsley Civic

Oct. 20, 2016, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (BST)

Donation to the Resus Council UK


We have made a new theatre show "Am I Dead Yet?". It's about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough. Which is actually ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Doncaster

Posted by Unlimited on Aug. 25, 2016, 8:17 a.m.



With Unlimited Theatre / CAST

Oct. 19, 2016, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (BST)

Donation to the Resus Council UK


We have made a new theatre show "Am I Dead Yet?". It's about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough. Which is actually ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Washington

Posted by Unlimited on Aug. 25, 2016, 7:21 a.m.



With Unlimited Theatre / Washington Arts Centre

Nov. 10, 2016, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (BST)

Donation to the Resus Council UK


We have made a new theatre show "Am I Dead Yet?". It's about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough. Which is actually ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Bedford

Posted by shireskempston on Aug. 25, 2016, 7:15 a.m.



With Shires Funeral Directors

Sept. 5, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (GMT)

Free