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 5449 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 5449 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 52 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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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Annville Free Library’s Second Death Cafe

Posted by BLLLINK on Nov. 19, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

With The Annville Free Library in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources | Lebanon County partners' network

Dec. 2, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Eastern)

TOTALLY FREE TO ATTEND though some have asked whether they may bring refreshments. Of course, you may! Do let us know if you are.

This will be Death Cafe number five this year for Lebanon County. 

We've found that the conversations that people have had are being shared with friends, family members and ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Atlanta

Posted by Lisa Oliver on Nov. 19, 2017, 9:51 a.m.

With Lisa C. Oliver, Ed.D.

Dec. 17, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Eastern)

No cost.

Just come to enjoy the cake, coffee, and stimulating conversation!

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Atlanta

Posted by Lisa Oliver on Nov. 19, 2017, 9:41 a.m.

With Lisa C. Oliver, Ed.D.

Nov. 19, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Eastern)

No cost.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Albany WA

Posted by Albany WA Death Cafe on Nov. 19, 2017, 6:55 a.m.

With Kate Thomas/Irene Montefiore

Nov. 24, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (WAT)

No charge to participate, but a donation towards room hire would be appreciated.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe North Clairemont

Posted by anitabo412 on Nov. 18, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

With Barbara Bailey, MS, RN

Dec. 13, 2017, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Pacific)


Anyone is welcome.  It is for ages 18 and over, families, friends and co-workers.

Bring an open mind, an open heart and your curiosity.


RSVP:  Registration is required and space ...

Death Cafe: Nyack Death Cafe

Posted by Kerry Potter on Nov. 17, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

With Kerry Potter

Dec. 3, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Eastern Standard )


Join us for Tea and Treats  as we meet to discuss all aspects of death and dying.  This is a safe, respectful space where you can share beliefs, curiosity, fear ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe-St. Mary's Ontario

Posted by shancalv on Nov. 17, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

With Shannon Calvert

Nov. 20, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested Donation $5 to $10

Death cafes are respectful spaces for the discussion of all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. They provide an opportunity for people to share ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Trinity

Posted by diana@heartwoodpreserve.com on Nov. 17, 2017, 12:24 p.m.

With People PLaces, LLC

Dec. 6, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (east)


People Places LLC is our meeting space for this Death Cafe.

Death Cafe: Ashland Death Cafe

Posted by AshlandDeathCafe on Nov. 17, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

With The Facilitation Team

Dec. 14, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

Donations help cover expenses like the venue, food and admin costs.

Ashland Death Cafe offers a creative way to explore how death can inform and inspire the way we live. 

Practitioners question: Alcohol at Death Cafes?

Posted by Jools Barsky on Nov. 17, 2017, 3:34 a.m. 1 comment

Alcohol at Death Cafes?

Hi all,

I was contacted recently by an individual concerned that someone was offering a Death Cafe where alcohol was served.

My personal opinion (and from discussions that Donna and I had with Jon, his perspective also) is that it is okay for alcohol to be served so long as ...

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

Posted by mitsuo on Nov. 16, 2017, 11:45 p.m.

With Mitsuo Tomita, M.D. and May Bull, RN

Feb. 26, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 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 ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe

Posted by Barbara Bailey on Nov. 16, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

With Barbara Bailey MS, RN

Dec. 13, 2017, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)


This event is sponsored by the North Clairemont Library in San Diego, Ca. Any one over the age of 18 is welcome.  There are no objectives nor agenda.  Only a ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe' Woodland Park Colorado

Posted by Mdukette on Nov. 16, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

With Michelle Dukette

March 28, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Mountain)


I found Death Cafe' to be very a helpful and enjoyable experience and I am very enthusiastic about sharing that experience with members of my local community. 

Death Cafe: Finsbury Park Death Cafe

Posted by Caroline Dent on Nov. 16, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

With London End of Life doulas

Dec. 13, 2017, 6.45 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (BST)

The event is free but we respectfully ask that people support the venue by purchasing food or drink during / before the event, as without a the generosity of the venue, in providing this space, there would be no event.

Caroline suffered from anxiety as a child, and that resulted in a lifelong enquiry into what death is and how it affects our living. She has been involved in The ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe-London Ontario

Posted by shancalv on Nov. 16, 2017, 7:52 a.m.

Eighteen people came out in October.  Most were new attendees and the mean age was about 45.  It was a very special night, as Death Cafes seem to be.  People voiced coming for a variety of reasons including:  to help them get motivated to get their affairs in order, for the opportunity to learn and understand, for the chance to share their experiences, and to help themselves come to terms with their limited time.  They left expressing gratitude for the experience, for the real and raw content, and for the privilege to bear witness to others.  Someone said they were surprised at how comfortable it was and another ...