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 6148 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 6148 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 56 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 support us on Patreon.

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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe: DC/Takoma Park at Rhizome

Posted by sarahfarr on April 21, 2018, 11:54 a.m.



With Sarah, Founder of Death Positive DC and local End-of-Life Doula

June 11, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (eastern)

The Death Cafe is a free event. RhizomeDC is a nonprofit community arts space, and donations to the space are welcome (but not required).


At a Death Cafe, we drink tea and coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help ourselves make the most of our ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Chico

Posted by Alliance on April 20, 2018, 6:14 p.m.



With Malama MacNeil and Allies

July 22, 2018, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (pacific)

free (donations for food costs accepted)


Facilitated conversation and refreshments--nourishing snacks, cake and tea-- will be available. Donations accepted, but not required.

Please contact <alliancesedd@gmail.com> for additional information.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Chico

Posted by Alliance on April 20, 2018, 6:03 p.m.



With Malama MacNeil and Allies

June 24, 2018, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (pacific)

free (donations for food costs accepted)


Facilitated conversation and refreshments--nourishing snacks, cake and tea-- will be available. Donations accepted, but not required.

Please contact <alliancesedd@gmail.com> for additional information.



Death Cafe: Greenfield Death Cafe

Posted by KateMason on April 20, 2018, 4:09 p.m.


With Wise Women of All Souls

May 27, 2018, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Eastern)

Donations will be gratefully received for refreshments.


Are you afraid of death? Look forward to it? thinking about an experience that wants to be talked about? working with a loved one as they approach death? 

Bring it ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Nanaimo

Posted by Nanaimo Death Cafe on April 20, 2018, 2:38 p.m.



With Ardith Finnamore

April 25, 2018, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone)

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The arriving guests who examined the floral china found skulls in the patterns. Books about death stood on tables at the corners of the room. Coffee, tea and cake were on the house.

See more at: Casper Star Tribune

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Gloucester

Posted by DeanCowley on April 20, 2018, 8:34 a.m.


With Longfield

May 18, 2018, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (BST)

The event is free (except for the coffee).


We believe that people will cope better with death and the prospect of death if they talk about it. We recognize that this is often not easy, so we want ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Austin - North

Posted by Heather Black on April 19, 2018, 11 p.m.



With Heather Black

May 13, 2018, 3.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Central Standard Time)

Free


This Death Cafe will allow individuals to openly discuss their thoughts and feelings around death and dying. We will come together to consider each of our opinions and experiences in ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Scranton

Posted by VanessaLeigh on April 19, 2018, 8:08 p.m.



With Vanessa White Fernandes

May 23, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

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Our sameness as humans is that we are all mortal. This means that even if our experiences of life, and death, are different, none of us get out of here ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Fremantle

Posted by Death Cafe - Fremantle on April 19, 2018, 3:57 a.m.



With Ava Reyerson

May 5, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (GMT +8)

Free to participate (you pay for your choice of food/drink).


The Death Cafe - Fremantle, WA, running monthly since March 2013, is a very informal gathering with the emphasis on sharing stories, experiences and fears about death and dying.  While this ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Gateshead Age UK Drop In

Posted by AgeUK on April 19, 2018, 3:12 a.m.


With Audrey Wood

May 15, 2018, 12.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (GMT)

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Our cafe will give people a chance to talk about death and dying in a relaxed and compassionate atomosphere. Come and join us for refreshments and cake supplied by Age ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in San Diego at Mission Valley Library

Posted by mitsuo on April 18, 2018, 7 p.m.



With Jeanne Bredestege and Mitsuo Tomita

May 21, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (pdt)

voluntary donations will help cover cost of tasty treats.


Death Cafes provide a safe, agenda-free place to discuss death and dying over some tasty treats.  Not a grief therapy group, it is just a friendly and interested group of ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe San Diego

Posted by acuerin on April 18, 2018, 1:07 a.m.



With Erin Raskin DACM, LAc

June 26, 2018, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (pst)

Free with donations accepted for treats


Thanks to Toby Wells YMCA for hosting Death Cafe.

Non-members are welcome. Please stop by front desk to get your free guest pass. Thank you.

Death Cafes start on time ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe San Diego

Posted by acuerin on April 18, 2018, 1:01 a.m.



With Erin Raskin DACM, LAc

May 22, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (pst)

Free with donations accepted for treats


Thanks to Toby Wells YMCA for hosting Death Cafe. Non-members are welcome. Please stop by the front desk to get your free guest pass.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bristol

Posted by MaryTutaev on April 17, 2018, 3:56 p.m.



With Mary,Gwen and Dean

May 13, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT )

Voluntary contributions to cover posters, advertising ,envelopes stamps etc