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 4673 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 4673 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 49 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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Death Cafe: Andover Death Cafe

Posted by Richard Davis on May 29, 2017, 1:29 p.m.

With Memorial Hall Library

Aug. 9, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)

No Charge

Join other adults for Memorial Hall Library's seventh evening of open, lively, and insightful discussion about death. While not a support group nor a venue for bereavement, a ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Grenoble

Posted by Marie Vial on May 29, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

It went well but I since we were only 6 I didn't explain or enforce clear rules about sharing speech, staying on topic and such...

And there was someone difficult to deal with on those fronts. I'll be a more active facilitator next time, I've seen why it's so important !

Apart from that it was great. People were enthousiastic, asked me about a next one, said they'd try to bring relatives and friends...

We jumped from topic to topic (grieving, fear of loved one's death, dealing with bodies, end of life....) as if we needed to speak of them all urgently. I ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Hyderabad

Posted by Sneha rooh on May 28, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

With Sneha rooh

June 11, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (IST)

Donations requested towards training across India for palliative physicians

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bangalore

Posted by Sneha rooh on May 28, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

With Sneha rooh

June 4, 2017, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (IST)

Donations requested towards training across India for palliative physicians

Death Cafe: Cleveland Heights Death Cafe

Posted by katesmith0221@gmail.com on May 28, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

With Kate Smith

July 8, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (EST)


Jill, Roland and I are on the board of the Cleveland Memorial Society, an organization that addresses end-of-life issues by making funeral and cremation planning simple and affordable.

The 3 ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Austin - North

Posted by Heather Black on May 28, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

With Heather Black

June 4, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Central Standard Time)


This Death Cafe will allow individuals to openly discuss their thoughts and feelings around death and dying. We will come together to consider each of our opinions and experiences in ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe, Santiago de Chile

Posted by Yahel on May 28, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

With Yahel Schatloff, Oscar Burgos

June 17, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (GMT-4)


Got thoughts about mortality? Death Café is simply in order to listen and talk about death. Death Café is NOT a support group, therapeutic agenda, debate society, social action group ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. John's, NL

Posted by PaulaC on May 27, 2017, 7:19 a.m.

With Paula Courage

June 15, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Newfoundland and Labrador)

This is a free event, however, donations will be happily accepted to help cover cost of room rental and refreshments.

Registration at rsvpdeathcafestjohns@gmail.com is mandatory and 25 participants will be accepted.  All others will be placed on a waitlist.  This is a free 18+ event.

Dynamis Health Centre ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oakland

Posted by Bill Palmer on May 26, 2017, 12:24 p.m.

With Bill Palmer

June 21, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (US West Coast)


Chapoel of the Chimes is our very generous host and sponsor.  http://oakland.chapelofthechimes.com/

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Crouch End

Posted by Rosalie on May 26, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

With Rosalie Kuyvenhoven

June 14, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Suggested donation: £5 to cover for costs of venue and refreshments

We are delighted to host a Death Cafe for the Crouch End Festival - UK's biggest community festival!


Join Rosalie for an evening with cool drinks, cake and conversations about ...

Death Cafe: Guelph Death Cafe

Posted by WovenThreads on May 25, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

With Christine Lafazanos, Life-Cycle Celebrant

June 13, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)


A Death Cafe creates space for an open and relaxed conversation about death and dying over a cup of tea.

The Death Cafe model aims to shift the conversation around ...

Death Cafe: Exeter Death Cafe

Posted by Alizoun@alid.co.uk on May 25, 2017, 5:33 a.m.

With Gina Awad and Bella Heesom

June 17, 2017, 4.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time)

Voluntary donations to the work of Living Well Dying Well

Gina knows first hand the value of sharing and how carthartic that can be. She is a natural empath and has spent time in the past as a volunteer at ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Sonoma County in Santa Rosa

Posted by jon.allen@aol.com on May 25, 2017, 4:14 a.m.

With Tess Lorraine

June 24, 2017, 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Donations are welcomed to defray the cost of refreshments.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in San Diego at Mission Valley Library

Posted by mitsuo on May 24, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

With Jeanne Bredstege

July 31, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (pacific standard)

Free, but donations accepted to help with cost of treats.

Death Cafe's provide a safe, agenda-free place to discuss death and dying over some tasty treats.  Not a grief therapy group, it is just a friendly and interested group ...

Practitioners question: Posting my next meeting...

Posted by Heather Black on May 24, 2017, 7:29 p.m. 1 comment

I want to past the details for my second Death Cafe. The only place I can find to do that is on the "Host a Death Cafe" form. I thought that was for craeting it the first time. Or, do I just change the address every month? - Heather Austin North