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 3657 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 3657 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 38 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: DødsCafe København / Death Cafe Copenhagen

Posted by Karin Westh on Oct. 20, 2016, 7:43 a.m.

With Ellen Hansen, Karin Westh og Susan Fugger

Feb. 9, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (CET)

Det er gratis at deltage i DødsCafe. Vi modtager gerne et beløb, f.eks 50 kr til dækning af kaffe, te og kage.

Ellen, Karin og Susan indleder med at byde velkommen og fortælle om aftenen. Derefter sørger vi for, at vi sammen kan have en meningsfuld samtale om døden ...

Death Cafe: Swindon Death Cafe

Posted by SueHolden on Oct. 20, 2016, 3:51 a.m.

With Sue Holden, Reshma Field

Nov. 8, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Greenwich Meantime BST)


Death Cafe write up: Swindon Death Cafe

Posted by SueHolden on Oct. 20, 2016, 3:42 a.m.

The second Death Cafe in Swindon was held on October 11th at the Dojo Cafe.

Amongst subjects that were discussed was 'why is it that no-one tells you that you need to order twice as much food for a wake? Why do people eat so much? What is it about roadside displays of flowers? Who decides when they should be removed and who clears them up? Is there a call for a place that people can go to in order to find out the small practicalities of funerals, death and dying,like how much food to order?

The next Cafe is on November 8th at the Dojo Cafe ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Squamish

Posted by Ashling on Oct. 19, 2016, 11 p.m.

With Ashling

Oct. 26, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (Pacific )

Donations for cake if desired

There will be amazing cake from Pure Bread bakery! 

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Posted by Andrea Reibmayr on Oct. 19, 2016, 10:42 p.m.

With Andrea Reibmayr

Nov. 23, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)


I would like to thank Shabby Motley for hosting this event and allowing us to use this safe and inviting environment to explore and talk about death and living!

Death Cafe: Death Cafe-London Ontario

Posted by shancalv on Oct. 19, 2016, 9:48 p.m.

With Shannon Calvert

Nov. 1, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested Donation $2 to $5

Death cafes are respectful spaces for the discussion of all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. They are a group oriented discussion with no ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe-London Ontario

Posted by shancalv on Oct. 19, 2016, 9:39 p.m.

Thank you to all that came out --it was lovely to have both new and seasoned participants at the first Death Cafe of the fall.  Someone summed it up as a "simple but rich experience" and I would agree.  Other things that were shared in the closing included how people learned new information and  had their own ideas affirmed, how we are so different but also alike, and the belief that we "only get to do death once, so want to do it well."  We also started a dialogue on the value of story in the discussions, bringing up the ways story can both mask deeper emotions if ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Birmingham

Posted by carrieweekes on Oct. 19, 2016, 10:06 a.m.

With Carrie Weekes and Frances Glover, A Natural Undertaking Limited

Nov. 18, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (GMT)

Attendance is free, but we do ask that you book a ticket if possible so we can manage the numbers.

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 ...

Death Cafe: Hilversum Death Cafe

Posted by The Tiger & You on Oct. 19, 2016, 10:05 a.m.

With Dansstudio Andrea Meyer Rogge

Nov. 12, 2016, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (GMT+1)

Suggested donation for the rent of location

Completely in agreement with the aim of the Death Cafe not for profit organisation . I am very keen to reach out to families to make sure children's upbringing takes ...

Death Cafe write up: The Lewisham Death Cafe

Posted by LewishamDeathCafe on Oct. 19, 2016, 9:44 a.m.

On Saturday 5th November 2016 we shall be holding our ANNIVERSARY DEATH CAFE


fYou will be most welcome to att4end; but please contact me on:




Resource: Awake At The Bedside

Posted by mburnside on Oct. 19, 2016, 7:08 a.m.

Awake At The Bedside

This is a beautiful book about living, caring for those whose lives are ending and how compassionate care changes all of us.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Brighton

Posted by Spencer on Oct. 19, 2016, 5:06 a.m.

With Spencer

Oct. 25, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (gmt)

accept donations to the venue

This is that time of year when many societies traditionally remember their dead and i invite you to bring your memories, photos and mementoes to this death cafe.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe: Santiago, Chile

Posted by Jorge Browne on Oct. 18, 2016, 5:53 p.m.

With Jorge Browne and Matias Reeves

Nov. 8, 2016, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (GMT -3:00)

no costs

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Canmore

Posted by Genevieve on Oct. 18, 2016, 5:28 p.m.

With Barbara Parker/Genevieve Wright

Nov. 1, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time UTC -0600)

Free entry; refreshments for sale.

Gratitude for Diane Hutton at Good Earth Coffeehouse, who is kindly opening its doors to this community event. We're trying the strictly cafe gathering approach this time, namely, no ...

Death Cafe: Albuquerque Death Cafe

Posted by Gail Rubin, CT on Oct. 18, 2016, 4:17 p.m.

With Gail Rubin

Nov. 5, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Mountain)

Free, donations gratefully accepted

This Death Cafe will take place in Gail Rubin's home. RSVP to get the address and directions. Lola, the Albuquerque Death Cafe mascot will be in residence!