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 4355 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 4355 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 47 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 donate towards our costs.

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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Portland ME - Death Cafe

Posted by ginacolombatto on March 28, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

With gina colombatto

April 13, 2017, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (eastern)


Welcome to this Portland Death Cafe, where life is busy and the conversation, I'm certain!, will be lively.  Thankful to friends at Urban Farm Fermentory, where we will gather ...

Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe IX

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on March 28, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

April 27, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. John's

Posted by AmandaG on March 28, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

With Paula Courage & Amanda Goodyear

April 27, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (UTC - 3:30 (Newfoundland))

Free / Accept Donations for Supply Costs

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Regina, SK

Posted by jlbb_1 on March 28, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

With Regent Place Library

May 13, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (CST)


Join Myrna Pugh and Brent Langenberger - experienced Death Cafe facilitators - for tea, goodies and a safe and engaging discussion about the one thing that is sure in life: death. 

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Middle TN

Posted by Ms.Feather on March 28, 2017, 11:41 a.m.

With Heather and Raven

April 4, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central)


We are holding space for Death Cafe on the first Tuesday of every month in efforts to remove the taboo of talking about death in our culture. 

This is NOT ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oakland

Posted by Bill Palmer on March 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

With Bill Palmer

April 22, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (US West Coast)


Chapel of the Chimes is our very generous sponsor since 2013

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Virginia Beach, VA

Posted by Xtina on March 28, 2017, 9:28 a.m.

With Christina & John Guzman

Aug. 6, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Eastern)

donations for cake & exspenses.

We aim to keep the event as informal and relaxed as possible, for people to share as little or as much as they feel comfortable with about their thoughts and ...

Death Cafe: Christchurch Death Cafe

Posted by MelanieTheCreatrix on March 28, 2017, 3:28 a.m.

With Melanie Mason

April 23, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 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 in the Valley

Posted by SoultenderMaggie on March 27, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

With Maggie Yenoki

April 4, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (pacific)

Free! But your help with refreshment costs and room rental are welcomed.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Toronto West

Posted by lindafhochstetler@gmail.com on March 27, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

With Linda Hochstetler

June 7, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (ET)

Free! Belljar Cafe has delicious coffee, tea, beer, or wine, and you are responsible for paying for your own drinks.

This will be our 10th Death Cafe at the Belljar Cafe. As before, it is open to persons of all ages, from students and 20-somethings to seniors, and we always ...

Death Cafe write up: St Albans Death Cafe

Posted by KRay on March 27, 2017, 9:57 a.m.

The venue was welcoming and comfortable with lots of yummy cakes to choose from. The Death Cafe meeting took place in the private dining room which was a lovely space for a couple of hours of interesting and thought provoking discussion. Everyone comes to a Death Cafe for a different reason and everyone has a different perspective to offer or a different question to ask.   

Death Cafe write up: Aberystwyth Death Cafe

Posted by NicolaDunkley on March 27, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

There were 7 of us at the latest Death Café in Aberystwyth. It was co-facilitated  by Nic Dunkley and Ian Kavanagh. Viv Hammond gave her apologies. Evaluations came back saying:

Overall, how would you rate this event? 5=excellent. 1=poor.

2 offered 5, 4 offered 4 and 1 offered 3.

-Thankyou, it feels like I made an important start.

-Comfortable environment.

-small group - intimate and easy to talk

-I found it really insightul, hearing others speak about what I fear

-Again, an interesting and engaging discussion

Would you say that attending this event affected your feelings about death and/or life? If yes, please attempt to say ...

Death Cafe: Meaford Death Cafe

Posted by Meaford Death Cafe on March 26, 2017, 5:56 p.m.

With Helga Schroeder

May 3, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

donation of $7 requested for tea/coffee and sweets

Interested to open discussions and conversations about the dying process and death

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

Posted by Laura Shields on March 26, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

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

April 3, 2017, 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: Death Cafe Bristol

Posted by Judi on March 26, 2017, 7:58 a.m.

With Judith Edwards

May 4, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (GMT)

Donations towards costs of publicity, stationery kindly accepted.

This event is the regular 2-monthly Death Cafe held at Cox and Baloney.