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 4465 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 4465 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 48 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 donate towards our costs.

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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Flagstaff May 2017 Death Cafe

Posted by aleia@furthershore.org on April 25, 2017, 1:29 p.m.



With Aleia O'Reilly, Grace Marks, Rajean Bifano-Elzey, and Anna Robertson

May 20, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)

Donations help with space rental and refreshments


Local nonprofit, Further Shore sponsors this Cafe. It is open to spiritual and secular communities alike. Conversation topics are chosen by attendees and guided by facilitators. All Welcome!



Death Cafe: Brooklyn, NY Death Cafe

Posted by Amy Cunningham on April 25, 2017, 11:06 a.m.



With Green-Wood Cemetery

May 9, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Free, historic fund donations and memberships always welcomed.


Cookies, tea, coffee--and you comfortably chatting about death and dying with other wayfaring strangers. Please join us!

Amy Cunningham blogs at TheInspiredFuneral.com, and lectures regularly on green burials, mixed-faith ...



Death Cafe: Scarborough Death Cafe

Posted by Brigit Peacock on April 25, 2017, 8:05 a.m.



With Brigit Peacock & Mark Hancock

May 9, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (GMT)

Donations welcome to cover costs


This will be our fifth Death Cafe in the Scarborough region.  The last four have been well attended events in which people have made new friends, enjoyed coffee and cake ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cambridge

Posted by penny on April 25, 2017, 7:07 a.m.



With Penny

May 22, 2017, 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: Death Cafe in Los Angeles

Posted by MadameLibrarian on April 24, 2017, 7:06 p.m.



With Adult Librarian

May 23, 2017, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (PST)

Free


Death is not something that gets discussed regularly.  You’re not exactly the life of the party when you bring it up.  Why is that?  We all know about it ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Grenoble

Posted by Marie Vial on April 24, 2017, 5:31 p.m.



With Marie Vial

May 23, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UTC +2)

Participation suggérée 5€. Pour le thé, la nourriture, et l'accueil du théâtre.


J'organise un Death Café au Petit 38, rue Saint Laurent.

Je serai à la fois Hôtesse et Facilitatrice, par conséquent  il n'y a que 12 places.

Il ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cape Town

Posted by MortalMonday on April 24, 2017, 3:02 p.m.



With Sean O'Connor

May 8, 2017, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (CMT+2)

Voluntary donation of R 50 for cake and beverages is suggested.


The cake is to die for.



Death Cafe: Gloucester Death Cafe

Posted by BeMontague on April 24, 2017, 10:10 a.m.



With Be Montague - Facilitator

Oct. 26, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (BST)

Free


..sincerely hoping to bring friendly comforting awareness for curious folk wishing to graciously share and candidly muse together practically on this intriguing all-encompassing theme while chatting warmheartedly over a welcome ...



Death Cafe: Gloucester Death Cafe

Posted by BeMontague on April 24, 2017, 10:09 a.m.



With Be Montague - Facilitator

Sept. 28, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (BST)

Free


..sincerely hoping to bring friendly comforting awareness for curious folk wishing to graciously share and candidly muse together practically on this intriguing all-encompassing theme while chatting warmheartedly over a welcome ...



Death Cafe: Gloucester Death Cafe

Posted by BeMontague on April 24, 2017, 10:08 a.m.



With Be Montague - Facilitator

Aug. 31, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (BST)

Free


..sincerely hoping to bring friendly comforting awareness for curious folk wishing to graciously share and candidly muse together practically on this intriguing all-encompassing theme while chatting warmheartedly over a welcome ...



Death Cafe: Gloucester Death Cafe

Posted by BeMontague on April 24, 2017, 8:05 a.m.



With Be Montague - Facilitator

July 27, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (BST)

Free


..sincerely hoping to bring friendly comforting awareness for curious folk wishing to graciously share and candidly muse together practically on this intriguing all-encompassing theme while chatting warmheartedly over a welcome ...



Practitioners question: Name lables

Posted by Brigid on April 24, 2017, 6:22 a.m.


Hi

Our first death cafe is being held on 13th May and we're wondering whether we should have name labels available? Anyone else done this? Good idea or not?

We have three facilitators who we thought should wear name labels, but not sure if attendees would want to.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Edinburgh

Posted by Brigid on April 24, 2017, 6:17 a.m.



With Brigid, Andrew and Maureen

May 13, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time)

Free


We have an interest in death and dying, especially due to our work at the Hospice. We are running this Death Cafe as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017.



Death Cafe: Swindon Death Cafe

Posted by Sue Holden on April 24, 2017, 5:52 a.m.



With Sue Holden, Reshma Field

May 9, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Greenwich Meantime )

Free


This Death Cafe will be held in Dying Matters Awareness week. This is a week long spotlight on events that help people to be more aware and comfortable about matters ...



Death Cafe write up: Swindon Death Cafe

Posted by Sue Holden on April 24, 2017, 5:31 a.m.


A well attended meeting which discussed what if you had an envelope with the date and time of your death inside, would you open it? I think the balnce was just about in the favour of no but it was agreed that we should make the most of our present lives anyway.

We also had a question asked about inheritnce tax and after life planning especially as new laws were coming in regarding inheritance tax.

Next meeting Tuesday 9th May in Dying Matters Awareness week.