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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Come along...

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 1004 Death Cafes.

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Host a Death Cafe

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.


Recently in Hong Kong people have been talking about death. Read more >>

Recent posts

New Blog post: 1,000th Death Cafe

Posted by Jon Underwood on July 30, 2014, 9:03 a.m. 1 comment

We recently passed the major milestone of 1,000 Death Cafes :)

It is amazing to know that all over the world people are discussing death thanks to this work.

Thanks so much to everyone attending, organising or supporting Death Cafe. 

"Lawrence Death Cafe provides safe environment for discussing all things mortal"

Lawrence Death Cafe provides safe environment for discussing all things mortal

Several local residents discuss their thoughts about death at a recent meeting of the Lawrence Death Cafe at Personal Power Pilates Studio, 3115 W. Sixth St. 

Death is inevitable. Talking about it isn't. The Lawrence Death Cafe hopes ...

See more at: Lawrence Journal World - newspaper & web site

Death Cafe: Lawrence Death Cafe

Posted by CW on July 29, 2014, 3:13 p.m.

With Constance Whiston

Aug. 9, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (CST)

We ask (by the guidelines) a $4.00 donation to cover printing, advertising, materials

Our Lawrence is always run exactly by the facilitator guidelines on the Death Cafe web site.  We do not have sponsors but would love some.  We do have repeat attendees.  

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Madison

Posted by Death Cafe Madison on July 29, 2014, 12:14 p.m.

"I've always thought about death a lot", differences in families; some families don't talk about death or people in the family who have died, others often reminisce about family members who have died.  Times have changed, everyone is busy and family members are spread out across the country, thus less time to come together to grieve. When people die at home, there is more time to accept and be together, now often, families are not with the person often when they die and everyone is so busy. Taking care of the property, funeral arrangements, etc) becomes another arrangement in the busy schedules.   

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bremerton, WA

Posted by ameliamjcarroll on July 28, 2014, 10:33 p.m.

With Amelia Carroll

Sept. 20, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Pacific)

Admission is Free ~ Donations are welcome to cover the costs of refreshments and materials.

Let's Have Coffee and Talk About Death

Hello, my name is Amelia Carroll from Sacred Spirit Passages and I think talking about death is a great way to spend ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on July 28, 2014, 5:17 p.m.

On July 16, 25 people gathered together in Montreal for tea and coffee and cakes. Once more I was struck by how different each Death Cafe is. There is always the mixture of people who come because they have experienced the death of some one close. Then there are those who work in palliative care and I value their sharing of their accompanying the dying. And there are always those who are curious about their own death, some frightened and some wanting to face it in a conscious way. This time, once more, there was some one who shared their near death experience and we are all interested ...

Death Cafe: Teaneck Death Cafe

Posted by RisaM on July 28, 2014, 5:13 p.m.

With Risa Marlen & Kathy Ferris are the facilitators. Debra Lauren is the Host.

Sept. 28, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Eastern Standard)

$7 p/p suggested donation requested to compensate Director for the use of her facility.

We feel passionate about the need and desire for people to come together in supportive community to share their hopes, expectations and fears about the fact that we are all ...

Practitioners question: Venue

Posted by Kit Racette on July 28, 2014, 5:11 p.m. 2 comments

I am looking for a new venue and considering asking the local funeral homes. Do funeral homes attract people to attend?

New Blog post: Australian Aboriginal Proverb

Posted by Pam Cuming on July 28, 2014, 4:08 p.m.

We are all visitors

to this time, this place.

We are just

passing through.


Our purpose

here is to observe,

to learn, to grow.

to love...and then


we return home.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Sydney

Posted by April Lewis on July 28, 2014, 3:02 p.m.

With April Lewis

Aug. 16, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Australian Eastern Time)

suggested donation of $10 per person - all of this will go to the Cafe owners for the use of a separate section of the cafe - they will provide tea/coffee/soft drink and a home-made muffin, in line with the principle of Death Cafe being not for profit.

 Over a cup of tea or coffee, with a delicious muffin, come along and meet others who wish to have a conversation about death and dying - in a safe, supported ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Atlanta #14

Posted by Mark (Atlanta, GA) on July 28, 2014, 2:56 p.m.

With Mark LaRocca-Pitts, Bob Duvall, Kate Hauk, David Hall

Aug. 16, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (EST (USA))

Free--Suppored by a grant from Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation.

First Death Café in a Cemetery (and the first one in the Southeast USA)!

In real estate, it’s always location, location, location. Well, why not for a Death Caf ...

Death Cafe: Denver Death Cafe-August

Posted by Anita Larson on July 28, 2014, 2:43 p.m.

With Agape Palliative Care and Hospice Services

Aug. 24, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (MST)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Southbury

Posted by jfs chaplain on July 28, 2014, 11:55 a.m.

With Dana Bogatz

Aug. 19, 2014, 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. (Eastern)

No cost

This is our daytime gathering for DeathCafe. Past participants have commented on the warmth of the conversation, and the diversity of the participants. The food is not bad either! there ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bristol

Posted by Emma Edwards on July 28, 2014, 3:14 a.m.

With Emma Edwards

Sept. 7, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)


Cox & Baloney are providing an exclusive Death Cafe Menu just for us, at a discounted price, with carefully selected teas and cakes:


£5.50 slice of cake and pot of ...

New Blog post: On being a widow

Posted by Pam Cuming on July 27, 2014, 6:47 p.m.

Sometimes couples learn to dance so well together that when one of them dies, the other can scarcely navigate the dance floor.  To lose the love of one’s life is to feel like a part of us has been amputated.  There is a vacancy, an emptiness that can never be filled.  No matter how wondrous the people we meet in the future, the amputated limb can never be replaced or regrown.


The word “widow ...