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 1495 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.


Please vote on whether we should set up a 'real' Death Cafe in London Vote here >>

Recent posts

New Blog post: Vote - should we try to set up a 'real' Death Cafe in London or not?

Posted by Jon Underwood on Jan. 25, 2015, 11:44 p.m. 6 comments

 Some notes:


·        What is being asked here is whether setting up a ‘real’ Death Cafe is a good idea in principle. If a majority vote yes a business plan will be produced and with it a community share offer to raise the money. At this point the financial viability of the ‘real’ Death Cafe will be looked at in detail.


·        What a real Death Cafe consists ...

Video: A song - Dying of Plena

Posted by Death Café A Coruña on Jan. 25, 2015, 5:24 p.m.

Death Cafe: San Francisco Death Cafe

Posted by meganlyip on Jan. 23, 2015, 6:33 p.m.

With Friends of St. Gregory's

Feb. 7, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

Free - Donations Accepted for food and location

We invite you to join us to talk about death, your experiences and concerns and eat cake and other snacks. 

We've chosen to host this event at St. Gregory ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Pacific Beach

Posted by msalexispearce@yahoo.com on Jan. 23, 2015, 2:12 p.m.

With Alexis Pearce

Feb. 21, 2015, 1.00 p.m. - 2.45 p.m. (PST)


This is a fascinating topic, let's face it! But so many people are averse to even raising the subject.  Let's just relax and exchange views in a comfortable ...

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 23, 2015, 6:25 a.m.

With Lis Horwich

Feb. 9, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British Wintertime)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.

I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjets, as I believe the ore we talk about these subjects and the more we become at ease with them, the ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Mt. Airy - #2

Posted by Maggie Beaumont on Jan. 22, 2015, 5:21 p.m.

With Maggie Beaumont

March 12, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Free and accepting donations

Space provided by the Unitarian Society of Germantown. We'll be meeting in secular space behind its parish hall.

Press: First Death Cafe in Catalunya

Posted by Death Cafe Girona on Jan. 22, 2015, 4:24 p.m.

This is a little article about our Death Cafe Girona, written by a local newspaper. It explains where and when is the first Death Cafe and some explanation about what is it, and also who are the authors of it.

See more at: El Punt Diari

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Girona

Posted by Death Cafe Girona on Jan. 22, 2015, 4:17 p.m.

I'm pleased to tell you that the first Death Cafe Girona was really successful! We had 33 participants and we shared our thoughts about death and dying in groups of 5 people. Accompanied by coffe, tea, juices and cookies and cake that I did myself.

I upload here some photos from the event.

The next will be soon!

Death Cafe write up: St Charles Death Cafe

Posted by dbanocy on Jan. 22, 2015, 10:54 a.m.

The first St. Louis area Death Cafe was held in St. Charles MO at a quaint little coffee house.  In attendance was a minister and spriit healer, a medium, a former hospice worker and telepathic healer,  a person that has dealt with the dealth of her son, husband and mother, an inhome caregiver, someone who is struggling with with their fear of dying and myself who hosted the cafe because I would like to start a dialogue with my adult childeren about death.  It was very interesting and everyone had something to contribute!  I am planning on hosting another one in about a month.  It was very uplifting ...

Art: St. Louis Area's First Death Cafe

Posted by dbanocy on Jan. 22, 2015, 10:41 a.m.

St. Louis Area's First Death Cafe

Death Cafe: Albuquerque Death Cafe

Posted by Gail Rubin on Jan. 22, 2015, 7:47 a.m.

With Gail Rubin, CT

Feb. 21, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Mountain)

Free - donations accepted

Join in the conversation over tea and cake with Lola, the plastic skeleton mascot of the Albuquerque Death Cafe. She doesn't say much, but she reminds us why we ...

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 22, 2015, 6:53 a.m.

With Lis Horwich

Feb. 18, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British Wintertime)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.

Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Jan. 22, 2015, 6:49 a.m.

On a grey and misty afternoon we met and talked amongst many subjects what the perfect funeral might be like. We listened to many songs, had some laughs, and talked about visiting funeral directors and woodland burials.

Resource: Seshendra Sharma

Posted by Saatyaki S/o Seshendra Sharma on Jan. 22, 2015, 4:41 a.m.

Seshendra Sharma

Rivers and poets
Are veins and arteries
Of a country.
Rivers flow like poems
For animals, for birds
And for human beings-
The dreams that rivers dream
Bear fruit in the fields
The dreams that poets dream
Bear fruit in the people-

-       Seshendra Sharma



 Seshendra Visionary poet of the millennium ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bristol

Posted by Emma Edwards on Jan. 22, 2015, 2:45 a.m.

With Emma Edwards

Feb. 22, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Donations welcome

Death Cafe Bristol is in a charming venue, in the basement of a Vintage Tea rooms in Bristol. Crammed with interesting nick nacks, adorned with twinkling fairy lights, the conversation ...