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 5112 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 5112 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 51 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: Guelph Death Cafe

Posted by WovenThreads on Sept. 22, 2017, 3:07 p.m.

With Christine Lafazanos, Life-Cycle Celebrant

Oct. 10, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)


A Death Cafe creates space for an open and relaxed conversation about death and dying over a cup of tea.

The Death Cafe model aims to shift the conversation around ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bristol

Posted by MaryTutaev on Sept. 22, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

With Mary , Gwen and Peter

Oct. 20, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Greenwich meantime)

Free ......

We hope to make this a friendly, informative community group listening and learning ...we are lucky to be supported by Cox and Baloney cafe that understand what we are trying ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Chicago: 3rd Quarter Discussion

Posted by Ray Espiritu on Sept. 22, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

With Death Cafe Chicago

Oct. 22, 2017, 7.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (CST)


Death Cafe Chicago is part of an international movement providing a comfortable platform to freely discuss death over coffee, tea, and cake. We are strangers who meet quarterly to explore ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Mesa County

Posted by kathiroy on Sept. 22, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

With Kathi Roy of River of Life Ceremonies

Oct. 30, 2017, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (MDT)


"Tea and Mortalitea"
Come join unstructured conversation with no agenda so we can increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives!!

Come ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Nelson, New Zealand

Posted by Kristinerose on Sept. 21, 2017, 6:55 p.m.

With Kristine Rose, Barbara Greene

Sept. 30, 2017, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (nz)

$4 coin donation / koha requested towards refreshments. no one will be excluded if unable to contribute.



Barbara 027 9390024 or


There wil be no set agenda, but the time will be structured to allow for everyone to have a voice.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Sacramento

Posted by Death Cafe Sacramento - Sandra Young on Sept. 21, 2017, 5:57 p.m.

With Sandra Young

Oct. 17, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (pacific)

No cost

Death Cafe: The Dalles Death Cafe

Posted by Jennifer on Sept. 21, 2017, 4:52 p.m.

With TD Death Cafe

Sept. 26, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Pacific)


The Dalles Death Cafe meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm-8pm. We would love for you to join us in some open discussion about death and ...

Death Cafe: Greenlawn Death Cafe

Posted by spoon4366 on Sept. 21, 2017, 12:34 p.m.

With The Fountain of You

Oct. 6, 2017, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (Eastern)

$10 suggested donation for help with the space rental.

This is my first Death Cafe and I am looking forward to talking and listening to people who are looking to share stories and ask questions! The Fountain of You ...

With Nixie James-Scott, Annee Bury

Sept. 24, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (GMT)

Free with suggested donation of £5

Death Cafe: Hastings and St Leonards Death Cafe

Posted by hsldeathcafe on Sept. 21, 2017, 3:49 a.m.

With Daisy/Gabby/Lesley

Oct. 26, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (BST)


Link: Do You Think About Dying? I do. Nearly Everyday.

Posted by creategoodmornings on Sept. 20, 2017, 6:35 p.m.

Why I have become a regular member at Death Cafe's and tell others to go. 


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Scranton

Posted by VanessaLeigh on Sept. 20, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

With Vanessa White Fernandes

Oct. 18, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)


I want others who want to talk about death and dying to have a place to express their thoughts and feelings.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Asheville at Olli

Posted by Saidosio on Sept. 19, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

With thirdmessenger

Oct. 20, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (eastern)

no cost

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Lower Lake, CA

Posted by Henny Nouwen RN,CMT on Sept. 19, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

With Henny Nouwen RN, CMT and Robert Rothemich

Oct. 4, 2017, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (pst)

free, donations accepted

Death Cafe: Whangarei Death Cafe no.4

Posted by Jo Moselen on Sept. 18, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

With Jo Moselen and Jo Samuel

Oct. 7, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (NZDT)

No charge. Purchase on food and drink.