Welcome to Death Cafe

At Death Cafes 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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A Death Cafe is a special occasion - a discussion group where the only topic is death. And it makes for a fantastic conversation! To date we've held 1523 Death Cafes.

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We offer support to set up your own Death Cafe. Organising a Death Cafe is enjoyable, easy and life-enhancing.

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Lets talk about death!

This website is an online space to talk about death. Please share your thoughts, links and art about death and post your Death Cafes.

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Please vote on whether we should set up a 'real' Death Cafe in London Vote here >>

Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Gastonia

Posted by brendabrennecke on Jan. 30, 2015, 9:46 a.m.


With Brenda Brennecke

Feb. 24, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (28054)

This is free of charge.


Everyone welcome to bring your curosity and open mind. Expect lively, meaningful converstion, cake, coffee, and tea. We never know where the converstions will lead us, and that's the ...



Death Cafe: Narberth Death Cafe

Posted by KarenAnn on Jan. 30, 2015, 5:07 a.m.



With Heather Fish and Karen Scott

Feb. 26, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (GMT)

Suggested donation of £3-5 to cover venue and refreshements



Death Cafe: Death Cafe returns to Derwent Valley

Posted by VishwamHeckert on Jan. 29, 2015, 2:30 p.m.



With Billie Riley, Sarah Williams, Vishwam J. Heckert, Jane Tresidder, Rob Tresidder

March 22, 2015, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (GMT)

Donations welcome to cover hall rental, teas and cakes.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oakland

Posted by Bill Palmer on Jan. 29, 2015, 12:12 p.m.



With Brooke Deputy, Amani Loutfy, Bill Palmer, Jo Townson

April 29, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (US West Coast)

Free


Our generous sponsor is Chapel of the Chimes.  Admission is free and limited to 15.  You must register through Eventbrite.  To do so, go to www.eventbrite.com and search ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oakland

Posted by Bill Palmer on Jan. 29, 2015, 12:07 p.m.



With Brooke Deputy, Amani Loutfy, Bill Palmer, Jo Townson

April 15, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (US West Coast)

free


Our generous sponsor is Chapel of the Chimes. Admission is free anmd limited to 15 participants.  You must register throufgh Eventbrite.  To do so, go to www.eventbrite.com and ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oakland

Posted by Bill Palmer on Jan. 29, 2015, 12:03 p.m.



With Brooke Deputy, Amani Loutfy, Bill Palmer, Jo Townson

March 25, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (US West Coast)

free


Chapel of the Chimes is our generous host. Admission is free and limited to 15 attendees.  You must register through Eventbrite.  To do so, go to www.eventbrite.com and ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oakland

Posted by Bill Palmer on Jan. 29, 2015, 11:59 a.m.



With Brooke Deputy, Amani Loutfy, Bill Palmer, Jo Townson

March 4, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (US West Coast)

free


Chapel of the Chimes is our generous sponsor. Admission is free and limited to 15 participants.  You must register on Eventbrite.



Death Cafe: Fort Myers Death Cafe

Posted by anna_gram17 on Jan. 29, 2015, 10:48 a.m.


With Anna Armijo et al.

March 16, 2015, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (Eastern Standard)

This is a free event


Although this is being held at a university, anyone around the area is more than welcome to join us. The more, the merrier.

We invite you to come talk about ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe for the LGBTQI Community

Posted by Jeanne B on Jan. 29, 2015, 12:41 a.m.



With Jeanne Burke

Feb. 21, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (PST (Los Angeles))

room rental and refreshments


Death Cafe for the LGBTQI community- A Saturday Tea

What? Death Cafe is a safe place for the LGBTQI community and friends/allies to gather for conversation about death and ...



Death Cafe: Pop-up Death Cafe on a narrowboat in Bradford on Avon Wharf

Posted by mysticmoon on Jan. 28, 2015, 8:06 a.m.



With Sue Brayne and Liz Rothschild

April 9, 2015, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (UK )

accept donations to cover costs of tea and cakes


I run pop up death cafes on my narrowboat Mystic Moon, offering a uniquely cosy and relaxed atmosphere in which to have those important conversations about death, dying, and end ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Ciudad de México

Posted by Luisa Ruiz on Jan. 27, 2015, 5:17 p.m.



With Luisa Fernanda Ruiz Montiel

Feb. 18, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Mexico City)

Evento gratis, sólo costo del café


Considero que es importante abrir un espacio público para que las personas tengan la libertad de hablar del tema de la muerte.



New Blog post: Vote - should we try to set up a 'real' Death Cafe in London or not?

Posted by Jon Underwood on Jan. 27, 2015, 1:39 p.m. 7 comments


 Some notes:

 

·        What is being asked here is whether setting up a ‘real’ Death Cafe is a good idea in principle. If a majority vote yes a business plan will be produced and with it a community share offer to raise the money. At this point the financial viability of the ‘real’ Death Cafe will be looked at in detail.

 

·        What a real Death Cafe consists ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe TLV

Posted by DigitalDust on Jan. 27, 2015, 1:34 p.m.



With Vered (Rose) Shavit

Feb. 11, 2015, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (Israel )

Admittance is free of charge and there is no minimum order required at the bar. No donations are accepted, suggested or expected.


As a youngster, Rose (Vered) Shavit didn't plan on encouraging death-related discussions when she'll be a grown up, honsetly. 
After her brother, Tal Shavit, was killed when hit ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Brighton

Posted by SpencerThomas on Jan. 27, 2015, 11:53 a.m.



With Spencer Thomas

Feb. 26, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Suggested £5 donation to cover the refreshments


Sorry that it has taken a while to get another cafe scheduled....but here it is, albeit later than promised. At the first cafe we had the meal, at the ...



Death Cafe: Hendersonville Death Cafe

Posted by HendoDeathCafe on Jan. 27, 2015, 9:49 a.m.


With Sherry McKisson, MA, NCC, LPCA, LCASA

Feb. 19, 2015, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Eastern)

No Charge - Donations accepted to cover costs of refreshments appreciated.


 

Sherry was a colleague & friend of the late Sandra Kremer, who founded the first Death Cafe in Hendersonville in 2013. She is continuing the tradition in Sandra's honor and ...