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 5976 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 5976 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 55 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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Death Cafe: Death Cafe Sendai

Posted by Death Cafe Sendai on March 20, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

With Masatoshi Shoji

March 31, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Japan Standard Time)

1000 yen for tea and sweets

Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Islington

Posted by gentledusk on March 20, 2018, 7:37 a.m.

With Gentle Dusk & Age UK Islington

May 24, 2018, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Greenwich mean time)

Almeida Cafe Bar are kindly providing the space free of charge so we encourage everyone to buy a drink and cake to support them.

Come and join us for tea, cake and an opportunity to talk freely and openly about death in a safe space.


Death Cafes are group directed discussions of death with ...

Death Cafe: Niagara Death Cafe

Posted by Merri-Lee Agar on March 20, 2018, 7:34 a.m.

With Merri-Lee Agar

March 25, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (EST)

Free event - Registration is required.

In 2017, I had donated space in Niagara Falls from a community partner. That was amazing, but it kept the conversation limited to one area of the Niagara Region. In ...

Practitioners question: Death Ed. - A public health storybook project

Posted by Death_Ed_Lund on March 20, 2018, 6:02 a.m.


My name is Jamie and I am steering a new public health outreach project on death and dying at the Institute for Palliative Care in Lund, Sweden.

The project is called 'Death Ed' and it tries to open up fun and creative ways to explore what mortality means, so ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Baltimore

Posted by Death Cafe Baltimore with Valerie & Monica. on March 19, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

With Valerie Myers & Monica Murphy

March 29, 2018, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (EST)

No Cost

Join a thoughtful discussion about death— increasing awareness and allowing us to appreciate our finite lives.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Nanaimo

Posted by ArdithFinnamore on March 19, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

With Ardith Finnamore

March 28, 2018, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone)


The Bees Knees Community Cafe has kindly agreed to reserve a large table just for us to talk about death! No donations required. If possible, please show your appreciation by ...

Death Cafe: Andover, MA Death Cafe

Posted by Richard Davis on March 19, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

With Memorial Hall Library

May 16, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight time)


 On Wednesday, May 16th, join other adults for Andover's tenth Death Cafe - an evening of open, lively, and insightful discussion about death.


While not a support group nor a ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - ENGLISH

Posted by Marie-France on March 19, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

With Marie-France Privyk and Lorraine Cowan

May 24, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (ESDST)


Coffee and cookies will be provided!


Death Cafe: Death Cafe - ENGLISH

Posted by Marie-France on March 19, 2018, 2:57 p.m.

With Marie-France Privyk and Lorraine Cowan

April 9, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (ESDST)


Coffee and cookies will be provided!


Death Cafe: Death Cafe @ North London Hospice

Posted by northlondonhospice on March 19, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

With Trudi Leighton

April 5, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (GMT)

donatons welcome for refreshments

Death Cafe: Swindon Death Cafe

Posted by Sue Holden on March 19, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

With Sue Holden

April 10, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Greenwich Meantime )


This is a FREE event to encourage people to be curious about matters around death and dying.

Sue encounters death in the line of her work and its aftermath of ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Norfolk

Posted by Betty on March 19, 2018, 8:08 a.m.

With Betty Thomas

May 8, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Newtown

Posted by Melissa Halliday on March 19, 2018, 1:12 a.m.

With Melissa Halliday (me)

May 19, 2018, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Eastern Standard time - Sydney)


Thi sis a free event and in my home so I apprecuiate a text RSVP at least 2 days prior to secure your spot (limited places) and for catering! There ...

Death Cafe write up: It's another Death Cafe at the Long Community at Highland

Posted by BLLLINK on March 18, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

What a great venue for a Death Cafe. Attending this second time Death Cafe were some residents, some second time attendees and lots of new Death Cafe first timers.

The conversations flowed at two separate tables. In all, more than 20 attended - some for the entire two hour of conversation; some less.

We are grateful to our facilitators, our guests and the exceptional staff at the Long Community who were so prepared for this event.

Wondeful scones, cakes and dining finery ... and a pap to the day - a one button system for showing a film following the Death Cafe.

Thank you everyone.



Death Cafe write up: Wyomissing Public Library's FIRST Death Cafe

Posted by BLLLINK on March 18, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

This was our very first death cafe at Wyomissing Public Library and our second Berks county, PA death cafe. There were a few return death cafe attendees in addition to new faces, and although we had a small group, the conversation was lively and engaging and covered a range of topics - having agency for your own death, considering those we leave behind, writing obituaries, what meaning there is (or is not) in visiting loved one’s graves, and so much more. We’re deeply grateful for our local death cafe community.