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 2756 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 2756 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 33 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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To read about our work to set up a brick & mortar Death Cafe in London click here >>

Recent posts

New Blog post: How one person's views on Life, Death & Snickers Bars was forever changed

Posted by Korttany on Feb. 10, 2016, 2:29 p.m.


So, there’s this coroner who invited thousands of strangers to ask her questions about death. Sounds like a pretty weird invitation, right? My first thought upon discovering this, was, “What kind of weirdo’s actually want to talk about death?” I, myself, had done a pretty good job at completely avoiding any and every aspect of death, and thoroughly intended to keep it that way. However, my curiosity was piqued and I had a ...



Death Cafe: Launceston Death Cafe

Posted by confortia on Feb. 10, 2016, 10:01 a.m.



With Confortia

Feb. 27, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

We welcome donations.


We have been running a series of events in E Cornwall to enable people to talk more openly and share the conversation about death & dying that is so important to ...



Press: Talking about death? Isn't that a bit macabre?

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 10, 2016, 5:42 a.m.


Article about Highcliffe Death Café, writte by the host of the cafe. It appeared in The Mudeford Mag this month: "Talking about death? Isn't that a bit macabre?"

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oakland

Posted by jotartare on Feb. 9, 2016, 5:24 p.m.



With Jo Townson

Feb. 23, 2016, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Pacific)

Free, but you must register on EventBrite link below



Death Cafe: Death Cafe West Los Angeles

Posted by Leslie Gelfand on Feb. 9, 2016, 12:52 p.m.



With Leslie Gelfand

May 25, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (pacific)

Free. Donations welcome to cover the cost of refreshments.


Join us in a relaxed setting to drink tea and coffee and eat cake and cookies and discuss everything to do with death and dying, life and living.

No lectures ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe West Los Angeles

Posted by Leslie Gelfand on Feb. 9, 2016, 12:51 p.m.



With Leslie Gelfand

April 27, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (pacific)

Free. Donations welcome to cover the cost of refreshments.


Join us in a relaxed setting to drink tea and coffee and eat cake and cookies and discuss everything to do with death and dying, life and living.

No lectures ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe West Los Angeles

Posted by Leslie Gelfand on Feb. 9, 2016, 12:51 p.m.



With Leslie Gelfand

March 30, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (pacific)

Free. Donations welcome to cover the cost of refreshments.


Join us in a relaxed setting to drink tea and coffee and eat cake and cookies and discuss everything to do with death and dying, life and living.

No lectures ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Lehigh Valley

Posted by Marianne Michaels on Feb. 9, 2016, 11:52 a.m.



With Marianne Michaels

March 29, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

Participants are requested to make a purchase in the venue.


This is a group of people who meet to discuss all aspects of death and dying. We in the group are considerate of all beliefs and respect every opinion. We ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Marin, CA

Posted by cayateybailar on Feb. 9, 2016, 9:20 a.m.



With Danielle Brandon, Jim Van Buskirk and Harvey Schwartz

March 20, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (pacific)

free. Consider donating on the Death Cafe website.


Based on the international movement started by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid in the UK. Death cafe is an accessible and respectful community space for the discussion of all ...


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cambridge

Posted by penny on Feb. 9, 2016, 8:50 a.m.



With Penny

March 10, 2016, 6.45 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

The event is free and there will be food and drink to purchase. Donations to cover cost of room hire are welcome.


You are welcome to join us for tea, cake and conversation about death in an open, respectful and confidential space. We meet simply as people who are going to die ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 9, 2016, 4:53 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

March 14, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (british wintertime)

There is no fee,but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we become at easy with them, the ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Feb. 9, 2016, 4:35 a.m.


A very enjoyable evening at Highcliffe Death Café. We had one new member joying us to make our small group perfect this evening. We talked much about Kundalini awakening, which one member has experienced, he felt he all too often were not understood by folks, he shares this information with. He was so relieved he was heard this evening. We shared a discussion about some books on the table, several written by Emma Heathcote-James: “They Walk Among Us”, was highly recommend and Fritjof Capra: “The Tao of Physics” and “Uncommon Wisdom” as “must” read books. Talked briefly about funerals, if we cared for a David Bowie style with ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Shoreditch

Posted by Louise Winter on Feb. 9, 2016, 4:04 a.m.



With Louise Winter & David Blackwell

Feb. 29, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. (GMT)

There is a suggested donation of £5 is requested to cover the costs of the venue including unlimited tea, coffee, cake and snacks.


Join Louise Winter and David Blackwell at Shoreditch's sanctuary living-room - Ziferblat - to discuss all matters of mortality over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

You're ...



Death Cafe: Albany WA Death Cafe

Posted by Albany WA Death Cafe on Feb. 8, 2016, 11:04 p.m.



With Kate Thomas / Irene Montefiore

Feb. 26, 2016, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (WAT)

Free - just buy your own cuppa


Who'd have thought that talking about death could be so much fun? This is a group of people who embrace life, while recognising that death is inevitable. So we ...



Death Cafe write up: Montpelier Death Cafe

Posted by MontpelierDeathCafe on Feb. 8, 2016, 4:02 p.m.

"How not avoid what is uncomfortable, how to embrace it. How to make space in this our society for this experience." These were some of the challenges an attendee shared with the group after their experience of being with someone through death. "Death has changed everything for me in the most profound way that I am actually grateful for the experience," admitted another.

To be with someone who is dying is to come close to a profoundly liminal experience. As one member said, "Death is the transition between the seen and the unseen." And while deeply sad, it can be awe inspiring to realize that "whatever we are ...