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 749 Death Cafes.

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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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Read about our exciting plans to open a real Death Cafe in 2014!

Recent posts

Death Cafe: BuxMont Death Cafe

Posted by kyletevlin on April 19, 2014, 4:12 p.m.



With Peter Scheer, Celia Sharp, Kyle Tevlin

June 2, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

Free


We are all, for varying reasons and from different backgrounds, supporters of ending the taboo of death and dying in our culture. Being free to talk about and share our ...



Death Cafe: Levy Center Death Cafe

Posted by sharonlee on April 19, 2014, 10:28 a.m.


With Eric Jacobson, Marian Hale, Sharon Rosman

June 6, 2014, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Central)

free of charge


We are running a Death Cafe because we want people to have the opportunity to discuss death, without anyone saying "let's change the subject and talk about something else ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Sarasota

Posted by Continuity of Life on April 18, 2014, 5:22 p.m.



With Lori A Marshall Mark Sanders

May 17, 2014, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (est)

FREE and open to everyone. Donations will be gratefully received to cover expenses and to promote future Death Cafes.


Death By Chocolate!

Come talk about life and death over coffee, tea, and cake, and chocolate delectables!

Death Cafe provides an open, respectful and friendly atmosphere where people can express ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Zeewolde

Posted by Death Cafe Zeewolde on April 18, 2014, 1:53 a.m.



With Yolanda Rijks

June 1, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Western Europe)

Free entry. You pay for your own drinks and food



Video: Griefwalker: Stephen Jenkinson Trailer

Posted by Sophia Tara on April 17, 2014, 9:59 p.m.



Death Cafe: Guelph Death Cafe

Posted by my2thoughts on April 17, 2014, 8:21 p.m.



With Erin McInnis BSW RSW

May 15, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (est)

Suggested $2 donation to cover room rental



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia

Posted by Rachel Zeldin on April 17, 2014, 7:34 p.m.



With Rachel Zeldin & Simcha Raphael

May 14, 2014, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Eastern)

A suggested donation of $0.50 is appreciated to cover Meetup Costs. Coffee, Tea, and desserts are available for purchase at the event.


We want to give Philadelphians a time and place to talk about life and the "D" word (death!).

Journey's Way is designed to provide resources and programs for people ...



Death Cafe: Idyllwild Death Cafe

Posted by Franou on April 17, 2014, 6:50 p.m.



With Spirit Mountain Retreat/ Francoise Frigola

April 29, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Tea, coffee, cookies, cake


Limited to 15 participants 

Some of my reasons for starting a Death Café:

•In our culture, denial of death as a normal part of life

•Pain and wounding this denial ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia

Posted by Rachel Zeldin on April 17, 2014, 5:50 p.m.



With Rachel Zeldin & Simcha Raphael

April 28, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

A suggested donation of $0.50 is appreciated to cover Meetup Costs. Coffee, Tea, and desserts are available for purchase at the event.


We want to give Philadelphians a time and place to talk about life and the "D" word (death!).

Join our Meetup Group to stay up to date on events and ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe/Caffe Marwolaeth Bangor

Posted by AJWillow on April 17, 2014, 1:02 p.m.


With Alexandra Wilson

May 17, 2014, 12.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (UK)

We gladly accept donations


Between 12 and 1 there is a homemade soup and bread lunch (donations gladly received) The Death Cafe session starts at 1pm and will last 2 hours during which time ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Peelland NB

Posted by DeathCaféPeellandNB on April 17, 2014, 6:36 a.m.



With Margot Cuppen & Hannelore Boymanns

May 15, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (Central European Time)

free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe York #3

Posted by Before I Die Festival on April 17, 2014, 4:48 a.m.



With University of York

May 14, 2014, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (GMT)

Free


This death café is an opportunity to discuss thoughts, attitudes and questions about death and dying in a welcoming and open environment with free cakes and drinks provided.

It is ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe York #2

Posted by Before I Die Festival on April 17, 2014, 4:42 a.m.



With University of York

May 13, 2014, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (GMT)

FREE


The event if FREE and bookings are being taken via eventbrite here: 

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/death-cafe-2-tickets-11179563375?aff=eorg

This event is part of the larger 'Before I ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe York #1

Posted by Before I Die Festival on April 17, 2014, 4:23 a.m.



With University of York

May 12, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Free


This death café is an opportunity to discuss thoughts, attitudes and questions about death and dying in a welcoming and open environment with free cakes and drinks provided.

It is ...



Video: Where's Wombat? The Search For A Child's Spirit

Posted by FionaWalsh on April 17, 2014, 1:10 a.m.