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 1213 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.


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Recent posts

Practitioners question: Salt Spring Death Cafe & RSVPs

Posted by AnnaHaltrecht on Oct. 21, 2014, 1:43 p.m.

I am new to Death Cafe. I am preparing to host my first one. I am a community engagement facilitator & I was already organizing a discussion on death when I heard about Death Cafe. It made sense for me to align my event with the Death Cafe model, so I ...

Death Cafe: Park University Death Cafe

Posted by octobermoonmusic on Oct. 21, 2014, 11:21 a.m.

With Park University's Center to Advance the Study of Loss

Oct. 29, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Central)

No costs or donations.

The Park University Death Cafe' came to fruition from the discovery of  "Death Cafe'" during a Death, Dying, and Bereavement class exercise in the Fall of 2014.  The class became ...

Death Cafe: SW London Death Cafe

Posted by Suzanne Michal on Oct. 21, 2014, 5:25 a.m.

With Suzanne Michal

Nov. 17, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Suggested donation of £5 to contribute towards printing postcards to put in local hospices and cemeteries and to support my energy running this monthly event.

It feels that a Death Cafe is such an unique opportunity for us to meet and share around this potentially extremely painfull subject that it requires a certain level of ...

Death Cafe write up: SW London Death Cafe

Posted by Suzanne Michal on Oct. 21, 2014, 5:24 a.m.

The discussion this month naturally evolved around the weight of treating death as a taboo. Why do we do it and the many different costs for such a cultural attitude. 

We wondered if it could be a legacy from the mediaval plague, how death and bereavement make us face our human limitations and emotional limitations... 

Some were open in sharing about spiritual and near death experiences whilst others retained a more sceptical and down to eath attitude to death. All those shared views and experiences cohabited perfectly and easily in the most nourishing manner. 

As always, despite meeting total strangers, it feels like meeting old friends with whom ...

Death Cafe: DødsCafe København / Death Cafe Copenhagen

Posted by Karin Westh on Oct. 20, 2014, 6:18 a.m.

With Ellen Hansen og Karin Westh

Jan. 22, 2015, 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 og Karin indleder med at byde velkommen og fortælle om aftenen. Derefter sørger vi for, at vi sammen kan have en meningsfuld samtale om døden, som ...

Death Cafe: Salt Spring Death Cafe

Posted by AnnaHaltrecht on Oct. 19, 2014, 7:12 p.m.

With Anna Haltrecht and Salt Spring Hospice

Nov. 8, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (PST)


To honour those that have gone before, we will meet at 1 pm at Central Cemetery and be told stories by a long time Salt Spring resident about community members ...

Practitioners question: Group getting too large!

Posted by Continuity of Life on Oct. 18, 2014, 10:43 p.m. 1 comment

Our Death Cafe today had 40 people even though we had 2 events this month to try and accommodate! I have found that smaller is better as far as intimacy. Question, what do I do as a facilitator to keep the ball rolling and growing but make sure everyone attending ...

Death Cafe: Derwent Valley Death Cafe

Posted by VishwamHeckert on Oct. 18, 2014, 11:42 a.m.

With Billie Riley, Sid Tresidder, Jane Tresidder, Sarah Williams & Vishwam Jamie Heckert

Nov. 24, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.45 p.m. (GMT)

Donations welcome to cover room hire

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Port Macquarie, NSW- Australia

Posted by Phoebe on Oct. 18, 2014, 8:47 a.m.

With Phoebe Crane

Nov. 7, 2014, 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (Sydney, Australia)

No fee, we just ask you to pay for your own beverage

We chat about death, talk about the myths and taboos about death with open ears and open hearts. No hidden agenda, just a group of caring people of all ages ...

Death Cafe: Caledon Death Cafe

Posted by Collingwood Death Cafe on Oct. 17, 2014, 9:04 a.m.

With jake McArthur + Kelley Potter

Oct. 21, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

There is no cost to participants.

Caledon Hills Coffee Company has generously provided their location at no cost. Participants are encouraged to make a purchase of tea, cofee and/or a delicious sweet of some kind!

Death Cafe: Providence Death Cafe

Posted by Cassandra Tribe on Oct. 16, 2014, 9:31 p.m.

With Cassandra Tribe, MHCA-RI/Oasis

Nov. 20, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

$5 donation if possible to help cover the costs of utilities for using the space.

As providers of services to marginalized communities, both Dragon Mountain and MHCA-RI have recognized that the most marginalized of all is the general community - especially when it comes to being ...

Death Cafe write up: Providence Death Cafe

Posted by Cassandra Tribe on Oct. 16, 2014, 9:24 p.m. 2 comments

It was a dark and stormy night - the kind where no self respecting Rhode Islander travels ten feet without bread and milk. Seven brave souls braved the elements to come out for the first Providence Death Cafe, including one from the far away land of Worcester, MA. They entered into a brightly lit chamber echoing with the eerie, slightly creepy, and very ironic sounds of the Laughing Yoga group that was just finishing up. They sat down to talk death and eat cake. The cake scored a 10 out of 10 on a scale that only offered 1 through 5. The fruit disappeared like magic. Conversations ranged from ...

Death Cafe: Rappahannock Death Cafe

Posted by MHughes on Oct. 16, 2014, 7:22 a.m.

With Martha Hughes RN CHPN

Oct. 22, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Donations accepted

Death Cafe write up: Rappahannock Death Cafe

Posted by MHughes on Oct. 16, 2014, 7:20 a.m.

Our first rappahannock county Death Cafe' was well recieved by our rural community. 17 folks came and participated in an engaging format. There are only 6-7 thousand people in our whole county, so I was pleased to have so much turn out. Everyone expressed gratitude at having a forum to discuss this important subject. One participant stated that her only concern was that we had to wait another whole month to get together again! Valuable feedback was recieved from the participants for our future gatherings. We ate delicious cake, drank herbal tea and left looking forward to our next event.

Death Cafe: Brighton Death Cafe

Posted by Riverj on Oct. 16, 2014, 7:07 a.m.

With River Jones and Emily Lovick

Nov. 20, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (gmt)



All are welcome to join us in at what we hope this will be the first in a series of regular Death Cafes in Brighton.


Many thanks to Jane for ...