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 993 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.


Recently in Hong Kong people have been talking about death. Read more >>

Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe MEBANE

Posted by Sara Williams on July 25, 2014, 6:27 a.m.

With Sara Williams

Aug. 27, 2014, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Columbia, Missouri

Posted by Ashley Gage on July 24, 2014, 9:21 p.m.

With Ashley Gage

July 29, 2014, 6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (CST)


Press: Marin Uncovered: A Mourning Cup of Coffee

Posted by Nancy Rhine on July 24, 2014, 6:51 p.m.

Marin Uncovered: A Mourning Cup of Coffee

I wish the author had credited Jon and Lizzy as well but I thought this was a lovely article other than that omission. The journalist covers our last Marin Death Cafe and then writes poignently about her own grief journey through the death of her beloved husband.

See more at: Pacific Sun

Death Cafe: Potluck Brunch @ the PDX Death Cafe

Posted by Holly Pruett on July 24, 2014, 4:28 p.m.

With Holly Pruett

Sept. 28, 2014, 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (pacific)

Donations gratefully accepted to help cover expenses.

Registration is required. Please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kI99XQKDHyoCPNxWoYNl3iuBFN3ZB5HtODYLpeVTlM4/viewform?usp=send_form to register.

Please consider bringing a potluck dish to share with ingredients labeled.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Des Moines, IA

Posted by Amanda the Panda Family Grief Center on July 24, 2014, 8:48 a.m.

With Amanda the Panda Family Grief Center

Aug. 16, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central)


Carmen & Cindy are very excited to run one of Iowa's first Death Cafes!  We want to give Iowans a safe space to explore issues surrounding the topic of death ...

Death Cafe: Whitefish Death Cafe

Posted by nancyreecejones on July 23, 2014, 10:18 p.m.

With Nancy Reece Jones

July 28, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Rocky Mountain)

$3 to $5 suggested donation to cover facility fees

This will be our 6th Death Cafe in Whitefish. I'm excited how it's taken hold here. We've had anywhere from 6 to 16 participants, and each gathering ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Winnipeg

Posted by DeathCafeWpg on July 23, 2014, 12:31 p.m.

A lot of new faces at our most recent Cafe !  About 35 of us met to talk about faith, God, relationships, planning, grief, bucket lists and our constant companion..denial.

The evaluations were almost unanimous in commenting that 90 minutes was not long enough, with only one saying it was too long.

As always, the sharing was heartfelt and touching.  

With so much death and destruction in the world this week, we pray for peace and comfort for all who are suffering. 

Press: Let's talk about dying

Posted by DeathCafeWpg on July 23, 2014, 12:20 p.m.

See more at: Winnpeg Free Press

Death Cafe: San Antonio Death Cafe

Posted by SanAntonioDeathCafe on July 23, 2014, 12:05 p.m.

With Dana Fox

Sept. 13, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Central)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Posted by ksporre on July 23, 2014, 10:26 a.m.

With Kathy Sporre

Aug. 14, 2014, 9.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. (Central)


Death Cafe: Carmel Death Cafe in Indiana

Posted by evoci on July 22, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

With Elaine Voci Life Skills Coaching, LLC

Aug. 17, 2014, 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. (EST)


I feel honored to facilitate Death Cafes in Carmel, IN because I believe there is a hunger in people today to talk about death, the final taboo.  I am proud ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafes Carmel, IN

Posted by evoci on July 22, 2014, 11:34 a.m. 1 comment

The first Carmel Death Cafe was held on Sunday July 20, 2014!  What a great group of people to meet.  They were enthusiastic and grateful for one another; in fact, the "theme" in their evaluation comments was that they appreciated being with like-minded people who were willing to talk about death and dying.  One even called it "fun" and another referred to it as a "fresh breath of openness".  Love that!

Comments from the evals included...
Three words used to describe the experience:
Educational (2)
Very useful and valuable (2)
Comfortable and comforting (2)
Interesting (5)
Informative (3)
Safe to express myself (2)
Different feelings ...

Press: At a death cafe: A life-affirming experience

Posted by linda on July 22, 2014, 10:51 a.m.

At a death cafe:   A life-affirming experience

See more at: The Toronto Star

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kansas City

Posted by Jill Badell on July 22, 2014, 9:56 a.m.

With Jill Badell

Aug. 14, 2014, 5.45 p.m. - 7.45 p.m. (Central Standard Time)


This is a meant to be a comfortable, community event where any age and demographic is welcome to come partake in open discussion about the importance of death related topics ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Northumberland

Posted by Northumberland on July 22, 2014, 8:17 a.m.

On June 24th Last Breath offered another opportunity for the Warkworth community to participate in a stimulating conversation about death and dying,  We had 25 people attend and the feedback was that this event was interesting, informative and enlightening.  There was a varied faith tradition background with this particular event which proved challenging at times for some of the participants. All in all a lively time had by all.

We are offering our next Cafe in Brighton Ontario in August and we hope there will be enough interest for people to attend during this time of year.