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 4781 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 4781 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 50 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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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Mount Joy

Posted by BLLLINK on June 22, 2017, 8:40 p.m.



With Milanof-Schock Library in concert with the Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources

July 19, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Eastern)

The Death Cafe is FREE.


It's the first Death Cafe in Mount Joy and it's going to be a place and time to have an honest conversation about death. You and the others ...



Death Cafe: Carmel Death Cafe

Posted by carmelcafe on June 22, 2017, 9:55 a.m.



With Delana & Richard Schneider

June 25, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (PST)

No Fee



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Guernsey

Posted by Karen Leach on June 22, 2017, 5:03 a.m.

 

Our first Death Cafe was organised in the Concourse at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, Guernsey.  The café took place during Dying Matters week and ran from 3pm - 6pm. 

 

Throughout the afternoon about 15 people came in and many of them stayed quite a while to chat.  Most of them were from the older age group and had suffered the loss of a partner, but there were a few younger people who were wanting to find out how they could best support bereaved people in their friendship group. We had a number of leaflets, from CAB, local undertakers and Dying Matters week and people seemed quite interested in taking ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Santa Barbara

Posted by lholzman on June 21, 2017, 9:53 p.m.



With Lynn Holzman, Liz Bauer, and Peggy Levine

July 12, 2017, 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (PST)

Free


Please note earlier time
You're invited:
Death Cafe Santa Barbara in conjunction with The Center for Successful Aging
with Liz Bauer, Lynn Holzman, and Peggy Levine
Date:  Wednesday, July ...


Death Cafe: Finsbury Park Death Cafe

Posted by Caroline Dent on June 21, 2017, 6:52 a.m.



With London End of Life doulas

July 18, 2017, 6.45 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (BST)

The event is free but we respectfully ask that people support the venue by purchasing food or drink during / before the event, as without a the generosity of the venue, there would be no event. We can only make the event free, while people honour this arrangement


Caroline Dent and Zaidee O'Dell have both trained as End of Life Doulas (a new and emerging role, providing compassionate presence and practical support for people with life limiting ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Seattle

Posted by Amanda Allen on June 20, 2017, 10:33 p.m.



With Amanda Allen

June 30, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (pacific )

Free



Death Cafe: Scarborough Death Cafe

Posted by Brigit Peacock on June 20, 2017, 8:41 a.m.



With Brigit Peacock & Mark Hancock

July 11, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Donations welcome to cover costs


This will be the 6th Death Cafe in the Scarborough region.  The last five have been well attended events in which people have made new friends, enjoyed coffee and cake ...



Death Cafe: Kent Ohio Death Cafe

Posted by Last Exit Death Cafe on June 20, 2017, 7:36 a.m.



With Last Exit Book and Cafe

July 12, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (EST)

no cost, but suggest beverage purchase


The Death Café is a safe and relaxed space where people, often strangers, meet to discuss topics related to death and dying.  The goal is to engage in interesting, thought-provoking ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Croydon

Posted by Serenity on June 20, 2017, 12:25 a.m.



With Serenity Gardens

June 24, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time)

This event is free but please support the venue by buying some refreshments.


This Death Café will take place on the last Saturday of each month.  It will provide an opportunity for individuals of any background, religion, culture or belief to meet together ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cyprus

Posted by Ruta Dz & Grigoris Gregoriou on June 19, 2017, 2 p.m.



With Ruta & Grigoris

July 8, 2017, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (GMT +02.00)

Food & drinks can be purchased at the premises.



Death Cafe: Norwich Death Cafe

Posted by Tony Carter on June 19, 2017, 11:14 a.m.



With Tony Carter and Kayla St.Claire

July 4, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (UK)

Donations requested towards room hire


Our next Death Cafe in Norwich will be open to all in a relaxed and informal setting. Tea / coffee and cakes will be available to help our conversations along. Please ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Chico

Posted by Alliance on June 19, 2017, 1:11 a.m.



With AllSEDD

Aug. 27, 2017, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (pacific)

free (donations for food costs accepted)


Facilitated conversation and refreshments--nourishing snacks, cake and tea-- will be available. Donations accepted, but not required.

Please contact <alliancesedd@gmail.com> for additional information.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Chico

Posted by Alliance on June 19, 2017, 1:10 a.m.



With AllSEDD

July 23, 2017, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (pacific)

free (donations for food costs accepted)


Facilitated conversation and refreshments--nourishing snacks, cake and tea-- will be available. Donations accepted, but not required.

Please contact <alliancesedd@gmail.com> for additional information.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Boston Spa, Yorkshire

Posted by oasishelen on June 18, 2017, 10:35 a.m.



With Helen Green & Chris Taylor

Nov. 29, 2017, 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 in Boston Spa, Yorkshire

Posted by oasishelen on June 18, 2017, 10:25 a.m.



With Helen Green & Chris Taylor

Sept. 20, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 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.