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 2262 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 2262 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 31 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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Death Cafe: Death Cafe Woodstock ON

Posted by Nicole Bruder on Sept. 4, 2015, 10:45 a.m.

With Katherine, Nicole & Rene

Oct. 18, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (est)

Donations to "Pay It Forward" program at Let's Eat Cake.

We feel this Death Cafe will benefit our community in a real and meaningful way. The transition from life to death is a subject that deserves a candid discussion.

We ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe, Newtown, Sydney

Posted by Melissa Halliday on Sept. 4, 2015, 12:41 a.m.

With Melissa Halliday

Sept. 7, 2015, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Sydney (Eastern Standard time))


Those interested in placing conversations around death and dying off the taboo list and back in normal, healthy conversation are invited to join me next Monday for a relaxed cuppa ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Canmore

Posted by Genevievewright on Sept. 3, 2015, 6:05 p.m.

With Genevieve Wright, Barbara Parker, Bonnie Hamilton

Oct. 20, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Donations welcome (to cover hall rental)

We are interested in normalizing the conversation around dying and death as part of life and how mortality might contribute to enriching our lives.

Death Cafe: Pop-up Death Cafe, Avoncliff, Bradford on Avon

Posted by mysticmoon on Sept. 3, 2015, 9:52 a.m.

With Sue Brayne and Janelle Scialla

Oct. 15, 2015, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (UK )

suggested donation is £5 for tea and cakes.

This pop-up death cafe is being held at Janelle's Earthworks School for the Heaiing Arts, overlooking the canal at Avoncliff. 

The lanes are very narrow to get to Avoncliff ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Pacific Beach

Posted by anitabo412 on Sept. 2, 2015, 11:48 p.m.

With Alexis Pearce & Anne Barber

Sept. 12, 2015, 12.30 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. (PT)


Thanks to Silverado Hospice for providing refreshments

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Massachusetts

Posted by Shellydemo on Sept. 2, 2015, 5:35 p.m.

With Michelle DeMoranville

Nov. 22, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (New England)

donations would be greatly apriciated. The donations will go to the place and food and drink.

it's hard to talk about our loved ones with family and friends,after a while they seem to want us to get on with our lives and it's ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Southampton

Posted by sotonettes on Sept. 1, 2015, 6:18 p.m.

With Sotonettes

Sept. 17, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (BST)


Following on from the Sotonettes talk by Death Cafe practitioner Tim Groom earlier this year, linking in to the WI's Time to Talk about organ donation campaign, we have ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Gig Harbor

Posted by kristine on Sept. 1, 2015, 4:37 a.m.

With Dr. Kriss Kevorkian

Dec. 14, 2015, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (PST)


Death Cafe: SW London Death Cafe

Posted by Suzanne Michal on Sept. 1, 2015, 4:15 a.m.

With Suzanne Michal

Sept. 14, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Free event, a suggested donation of £5 to contribute towards printing postcards to put in local hospices and cemeteries and to support my energy running this monthly event.

My aim is to hold a space where we can talk and listen freely,openly and with vulnerability about our relationship to death. This opens the door for healing magic ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Northern Virginia

Posted by KathleenConn2 on Aug. 31, 2015, 4:37 p.m.

With Kathie Conn

Sept. 13, 2015, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Eastern )


Bringing people together in a safe place to share their thoughts an feelings regarding death is a gift that keeps on giving. Once it starts more conversations begin. 

Death Cafe: Valley Junction Death Cafe

Posted by Carmen Elliott on Aug. 31, 2015, 3:32 p.m.

With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Sept. 9, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Central)

Free! Drinks and food available for purchase.

The Young Bereavement Professionals Group is excited to host our first Death Cafe in September!  We will be meeting at Inspired Grounds, right outside the large meeting space.

Please join ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Belfast, Maine

Posted by nancy on Aug. 31, 2015, 2:27 p.m.

With Nancy McAlley

Sept. 22, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (eastern)

donations are for refreshments, gas for the facilitator's vehicle

I believe the key to easing fears around death is knowlege of the process. Death is something that will come to all of us and it will be helpful to ...

Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Aug. 31, 2015, 10:09 a.m.

The August 15, 2015 Belleville Death Cafe was inspiring. Attendance was down a bit, but we still had 9 members show up including one of the new members from last meeting. The discussion opened with an update on the Before I Die walls - 2 walls are ready to be constructed. The one at Miscellaena House Cafe that we originally thought would be up by 8/15 had a slight funding snafu but we decided to scale down that wall so it can go up before the wall at Southwestern Illinois College. I believe the construction is waiting on the labor part since the materials have been purchased from ...

Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Aug. 31, 2015, 9:33 a.m.

With Maggie and Sharon

Sept. 26, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations for cake and "funeral dogs" and the Before I Die wall

Our Death Cafe is an open discussion on aspects of death and process of death. We have had many discussions since April ranging from fear of death, Hospice, prearrangements, cultural ...

Death Cafe: Second Death Cafe in Mildura, Victoria

Posted by Supermum on Aug. 31, 2015, 8:12 a.m.

With Colleen

Sept. 24, 2015, 5.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Australia )

Ďonation of a gold coin

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