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 5246 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 5246 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 51 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: Death Cafe

Posted by hannahjskinner on Oct. 19, 2017, 10:36 a.m.



With Hannah Skinner

Nov. 9, 2017, 8.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (GMT)

Death Cafe is free, but any donations to cover the cost of refreshments will be welcomed.


Hannah has previously facilitated Death Cafes and has seen the positive place that they provide for people who want to talk about death. We will meet in our soon-to-open cafe ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Sampa

Posted by Elca on Oct. 19, 2017, 7:53 a.m.



With Renata Vasconcellos - Malu Barros

Nov. 12, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m. (1 hour eastern from EST)

Participation in the Death Cafe is free. This time, since the cemetery is offering the space, the drinks and the food, participation will cost R$10,00.


It has now been more than 2 years since we opened the Death Cafe in Brazil.  We meet once a month, usually.  We are now alternating doing sometimes at the ...



Death Cafe: LGBTQ+ Death Cafe

Posted by nickbaggio on Oct. 19, 2017, 5:12 a.m.


With Nick and Janice

March 3, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (GMT)

free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Grimsby

Posted by KerryTuck on Oct. 18, 2017, 7:28 p.m.


With Kerry Tuck

Nov. 28, 2017, 7.45 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (GMT)

£0


Death Cafe aims to discuss all aspects of death, no stone unturned, in a safe, open and honest environment alongside others with a genuine interest in the area of death ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe St Albans

Posted by amanda@coochie-hart.com on Oct. 18, 2017, 8:26 a.m.


With Amanda Blainey

Nov. 29, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (GMT)

We kindly for a minimum spend of £8 for food & drink


As part of a global movement our death cafe is a chance for people in the communtity to come together have a drink and a bite to eat and to ...



Death Cafe: T-Town Death Cafe

Posted by Kelli Barr-Lyles on Oct. 17, 2017, 3:21 p.m.



With Kelli Barr-Lyles

March 6, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Pacific)

Free


I'm running a Death Cafe to give people an opportunity to talk about death.  Are you scared of death?  Great, let's talk about that.  Are you intrigued by ...



Death Cafe: T-Town Death Cafe

Posted by Kelli Barr-Lyles on Oct. 17, 2017, 3:17 p.m.



With Kelli Barr-Lyles

Feb. 6, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Pacific)

Free


I'm running a Death Cafe to give people an opportunity to talk about death.  Are you scared of death?  Great, let's talk about that.  Are you intrigued by ...



Death Cafe: T-Town Death Cafe

Posted by Kelli Barr-Lyles on Oct. 17, 2017, 3:11 p.m.



With Kelli Barr-Lyles

Jan. 2, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Pacific)

Free


I'm running a Death Cafe to give people an opportunity to talk about death.  Are you scared of death?  Great, let's talk about that.  Are you intrigued by ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in The Hague

Posted by The Tiger & You on Oct. 17, 2017, 10:14 a.m.



With COS International Community in The Hague

Oct. 31, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Amsterdam (GMT +1))

An entrance fee donation for the rental cost


Since I participated to my first Death Cafe' at the Conference for Mindfulness in Society 4 years ago in Chester, UK, I found the Death Cafe idea and set up ...



Death Cafe: Monthly Death Cafe in Richmond Hill

Posted by Dying Well Collective on Oct. 17, 2017, 9:27 a.m.



With Dying Well Collective

Nov. 13, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (ET)

Free


A Death Cafe is an open forum discussion on death, dying and grief. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Nottingham

Posted by deb.martin@ntlworld.com on Oct. 17, 2017, 9:08 a.m.


With May Williams, Julia Hodierne and Deb Martin

Nov. 6, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Britain)

No charge - free cake and drinks. There is a coffee bar downstairs if anyone wants to buy their own refreshments there.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tottenham

Posted by Jane Morgan on Oct. 17, 2017, 7:56 a.m.



With Jane Morgan and Ruth Valentine

Nov. 27, 2017, 6.45 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Blighty India Cafe is donating it's space free of charge so we encourage you to buy refreshments to support them.


Our Death Cafe is taking place in Blighty India Cafe in the vibrant, busy and wonderful community that is Tottenham.

Come and join us to talk about all things death ...



Practitioners question: Flyers?

Posted by MsKidgie on Oct. 16, 2017, 11:16 p.m.


Hi, everyone! I was wondering if anyone else has used flyers to help promote their cafe. I'm looking for ways to promote mine, the third coming this Novemeber, and I'd like to make some, but thought I'd ask you all with more experience first.

Graphics I think ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Claremont

Posted by MsKidgie on Oct. 16, 2017, 10:58 p.m.



With Karen Pielke

Nov. 2, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Pacific Standard)

A small donation to cover the cost of rent and snacks would be helpful. This is not required, but suggested. Thank you.


Please come and speak up about death, your feelings, your expriences, your concerns. Let's laugh, let's cry, let's get comfortable - as comfortable as possible - with dying. And ...



Death Cafe: Hornby Island, BC Death Cafe XIII

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana on Oct. 16, 2017, 7:39 p.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Elysiana

Oct. 26, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

free