Welcome to Death Cafe

At Death Cafes 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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A Death Cafe is a special occasion - a discussion group where the only topic is death. And it makes for a fantastic conversation! To date we've held 1729 Death Cafes.

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Host a Death Cafe

We offer support to set up your own Death Cafe. Organising a Death Cafe is enjoyable, easy and life-enhancing.

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Lets talk about death!

This website is an online space to talk about death. Please share your thoughts, links and art about death and post your Death Cafes.


To read about our plans to open a 'real' Death Cafe in London click here >>

Recent posts

Death Cafe: Stockport's Death Cafe

Posted by Hugh O'Brien on March 29, 2015, 7:14 a.m.

With Hugh O'Brien & Liz Thompson

March 30, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (GMT)

Donations for the venue, cake and coffee

Looking forward to catching up with old and new faces.


Coffee and cake already arranged.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Maine

Posted by nancy on March 28, 2015, 7:44 p.m.

With Nancy McAlley

April 20, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (eastern)

donations are for refreshments, gas for the facilitator's vehicle

Death Cafe is to promote friendly, non-judgmental conversation about life and death.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe, Kansas CIty, North

Posted by Steve Smith on March 28, 2015, 2:29 p.m.

With Steve Smith

April 14, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Central Daylight Savings )


Come for a relaxed time of talking about death and dying.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Glasgow

Posted by AndrewTibbles on March 28, 2015, 11:42 a.m.

With Andrew Tibbles

April 8, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

No cost but please do buy a cup of tea or cake

The Glad cafe is kindly allowing us the use of their tables free of charge with the condition we buy a bit of cake or tea, so if you ever ...

A beautifully written ode to the experience of a first time attendee. We would like to thank Liz Langley for her efforts and John Underwood for creating Death Cafe. It has been and continues to be one of our most passionate projects as facilitators.

See more at: Alternet.org

Link: Best Obituary Ever

Posted by Paige Lewis on March 27, 2015, 8:05 p.m.

Best Obituary Ever

True story.  Don't we all wish we had known him?


Death Cafe: Death Cafe on the Westside

Posted by facilitator on March 27, 2015, 6:51 p.m.

With Jewish Burial Society of Southern California and Westside Jewish Community Center

April 30, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Pacific)

no donations

This Death Cafe is part of the Jewish Wisdom and Wellness Conference in the section on end of life.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in the South Bay

Posted by facilitator on March 27, 2015, 6:41 p.m.

With Congregation Tikvat Jacob

April 27, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Pacific)

no donations

This Death Cafe is being held as part of the Jewish Wisdom and Wellness Conference in the section on end of life.

Link: Favorite quotes from Carmel Death Cafes in Indiana

Posted by evoci on March 27, 2015, 3:33 p.m.

"I'm not afraid to die I just don't want to be there when it happens."  Woody Allen

"I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you're gonna die!"  Captain James Kirk, Star Trek commander

"Spoiler alert:  Life's a movie where everyone dies at the ...

Death Cafe: Carmel Death Cafe

Posted by evoci on March 27, 2015, 3:18 p.m.

With Elaine Voci Life Skills Coaching LLC

April 19, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (EST)


As facilitator, I will introduce, and guide the discussion while not leading people toward any particular conclusions about death or the afterlife.  

Participants are asked to respect one another's ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Boone, NC

Posted by katherinea8 on March 27, 2015, 1:45 p.m.

With King Street Church

April 1, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern)

no cost

We gather in a relaxed setting to drink coffee and eat cake and converse about death.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Arlington/Fairfax VA

Posted by jbooth on March 27, 2015, 12:36 p.m.

With Janet Booth

April 16, 2015, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (EST)

Participation in the Death Cafe is free.

Welcome to a unique opportunity to drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death with interesting people!

Death Cafes are one way to open up the conversation about death. They happen ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe St. Joe 2 Year Anniversary!

Posted by Death Cafe St. Joe/ Megan Mooney on March 27, 2015, 10:12 a.m.

With Megan Mooney, MSW and Jamie Exline, BSW

April 1, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central )


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Dutchess

Posted by Tswan on March 27, 2015, 8:18 a.m.

With Anthony Sedgman

May 30, 2015, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Free - Donations Accepted for the Circle of Friends for the Dying comfort care home

Come and talk about your experience and curiosity about death and dying. There is no agenda - simply an open conversation in a casual, confidential, and safe space.

Death Cafe is ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Moncton NB

Posted by HospiceGreaterMoncton on March 27, 2015, 8:06 a.m.

With Hospice Greater Moncton

May 30, 2015, 1.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Atlantic)