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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 2569 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 2569 events. Death Cafes never involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions. Interesting conversation is 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 32 countries.

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Support Death Cafe

Offering Death Cafe is great fun but also a lot of work. If you value what we are doing please consider donating towards our costs.

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Death Cafe: Death Cafe in San Diego

Posted by carolineboaz on Nov. 24, 2015, 6:17 p.m.

With Hosted by the Universal Spirit Centre, facilitated by Caroline Boaz

Dec. 19, 2015, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (pacific)

This is a free event. Love donations are accepted for the Universal Spirit Center

Death Cafe write up: Montpelier Death Cafe

Posted by MontpelierDeathCafe on Nov. 24, 2015, 1:28 p.m. 1 comment

November 2015 Montpelier Death Cafe
After Meeting Thoughts
"It's a big deal to die"   

There was something different about this month's meeting of the Montpelier Death Cafe on Thursday the 19th. The specter of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Nigeria was certainly heavy and some spoke openly about their reactions to death on that scale in such tragic circumstances. But, whatever the reason, this month the group spoke more openly about their personal fears -especially with regards to their personal deaths- confronting not just mortality in general, but the absolute finality of their own lives and how that made them feel. In beautiful counterpoint ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Didsbury, Manchester

Posted by homecafe_M20 on Nov. 24, 2015, 4:49 a.m.

With Hannah Heasley

Feb. 3, 2016, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (GMT)

The cafe will be open, serving hot chocolate, teas, coffee and cake.

Home cafe is a safe and inclusive place where everyone is welcome - just as they are. We're a registered charity and are committed to opening up spaces where people ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Didsbury, Manchester

Posted by homecafe_M20 on Nov. 24, 2015, 4:47 a.m.

Death Cafe at Home was a really positive evening. 

Thought-provoking, gentle and even uplifting, it was very special to be part of a group of people who were all there to talk about difficult and hard stuff - it opened up the way for conversations and questions that are too often left unspoken, and felt like a really authentic and genuine experience of relationship and connection. 

It was really encouraging to read through the evaluation forms after the Death Cafe. Key words repeated throughout the responses included: Open, real, accepting, calm, warm and peaceful. A far cry from the ‘morbid’ or ‘creepy’ assumptions that some people may have had ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Helston

Posted by Jos Hadfield on Nov. 23, 2015, 11:09 a.m.

With Jos Hadfield & Karen Henry

Dec. 2, 2015, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (gmt)

donations are invited for drinks and cake

This is the last gathering for this year so do come along for festive nibbles and a chance to talk about all dying matters.

Empty handed I entered the world ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Helston

Posted by Jos Hadfield on Nov. 23, 2015, 11:04 a.m.

With Jos Hadfield & Karen Henry

Nov. 25, 2015, 7.15 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. (gmt)

Suggested donation for drinks and nibbles

What better way to share questions and experience of life and death, than with others in convivial surroundings. 


"If we really faced our fear of death, our lives would ultimately ...

Press: Creating a place to talk about death: Death Cafe London

Posted by Jon Underwood on Nov. 21, 2015, 10:30 p.m.

Creating a place to talk about death: Death Cafe London

"Lizzy Miles and Jon Underwood reflect on the growth of the Death Cafe movement over the past four years and the current crowdfunding share offer to establish a physical café space in London, known as Death Cafe London."

Death Cafe: Victoria BC Death Cafe

Posted by Don Morris on Nov. 21, 2015, 8:12 p.m.

With Don Morris

Dec. 10, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Pacific Coast)


Sponsored by Sands Funeral Chapel

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Grants Pass

Posted by grantspass on Nov. 21, 2015, 7:45 p.m.

With Trish, Athena, Bernie, Lucinda, Lloydine, Peggy

Dec. 17, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Pacific Standard)

A $5 donation is suggested, but not required, to cover the cost of food, supplies and the pace.

Death Cafe Grants Pass provides a comfortable, small group setting in which people can talk about topics related to death from their own perspective and experience.  The only agenda is ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Grants Pass

Posted by grantspass on Nov. 21, 2015, 7:23 p.m.

16 people gathered this week to talk about death in a supportive and festive atmosphere.  There were linen tablecloths and napkins on the tables and the refreshments were served on fine china.  The refreshment table featured munchies from fresh veggies to sweets, including a home baked gluten-free pumpkin pie that one participant described as "to die for."  

And then we talked about death.  Again the room was filled with chatter and laughter.  Comments on our evaluation form included, "Thoughtful, genuine people" and "It was wonderful to have others talk about these deep topics - Beautiful."

Please come join us next time!

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Shoreditch

Posted by Louise de Winter on Nov. 21, 2015, 3:29 p.m.

With Louise de Winter

Dec. 7, 2015, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (GMT)

Donation of £3 is requested

Discuss all matters of death, dying, life and living in a safe and relaxed enviroment over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.  

Death Cafe: Whitby Death Cafe

Posted by Alexander Laurin on Nov. 21, 2015, 10:06 a.m.

With Alexander Laurin

Dec. 1, 2015, 7.00 a.m. - 8.45 p.m. (EST)

$3 suggested donation to help cover fee of the room rental.

Death Cafe: Ashland Death Cafe

Posted by julianspalding on Nov. 20, 2015, 4:47 p.m.

With Laurel Miller, Selene Seltzer, Julian Spalding, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Jennifer Mathews, Lily Myers Kaplan, Michael Cecil, Judy Dolmatch, Judith Milburn

Dec. 15, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Donations requested towards treats and venue rental

Death Cafe: Carmel Death Cafe

Posted by evoci on Nov. 20, 2015, 7:14 a.m.

With Elaine Voci Life Skills Coaching, LLC

Dec. 13, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (EST)


Life and death are two sides of the same coin; you can't talk about one without talking about the other. Death is in the news a lot thse days ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Seattle - Lake City

Posted by Loren Peters on Nov. 20, 2015, 1:24 a.m.

With Loren Peters

Dec. 7, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

We ask for a small donation to help George: Center for Community meet the expenses of hosting our Death Cafe.

All are welcome.  We gather together the first Monday of each month.  Please come as you can and add your voice to our ongoing conversation about dying, death and life.