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 4909 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 4909 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

New Blog post: Message from Jon's friend Mark and how to help

Posted by MarkMorris on June 29, 2017, 4:35 p.m. 9 comments


As an old friend of both Jon and Donna, and Jon's best man at their wedding, I also wanted to share my feelings with this wonderful community, after his tragic death at the age of 44.

In 2011, Jon came to ask for the help of his family and friends with an idea he had had. That idea was Death Cafe, with its mission to increase awareness of death to help people make the ...


Death Cafe: Death Cafe of Kitsap County

Posted by kristinakruz on July 25, 2017, 1:58 a.m.



With Kristina Kruzan

Sept. 9, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (PST)

Donations will go to cake.



Death Cafe: Brick Caregivers Death Cafe

Posted by Samantha Gertner on July 24, 2017, 5:11 p.m.


With Samantha Gertner

Sept. 3, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Eastern Standard)

venue booking fee



Death Cafe: Asheville's Death Cafe

Posted by Saidosio on July 24, 2017, 3:34 p.m.



With thirdmessenger and Osher Learning Ctr

Aug. 11, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (eastern)

free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 24, 2017, 3:20 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Sept. 19, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

FREE!


This will be a fun evening bringing people together in a positive and safe setting for open conversation about all aspects of death, dying and living. Not a support group ...



Death Cafe: Finsbury Park Death Cafe

Posted by Caroline Dent on July 24, 2017, 1:08 p.m.



With London End of Life doulas

Sept. 12, 2017, 6.45 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (BST)

The event is free but we respectfully ask that people support the venue by purchasing food or drink during / before the event, as without a the generosity of the venue, in providing this space, there would be no event.


Caroline suffered from anxiety as a child, and that resulted in a lifelong enquiry into what death is and how it affects our living. She has been involved in The ...



Death Cafe: Portland ME - Death Cafe

Posted by gina colombatto on July 24, 2017, 8:54 a.m.



With gina colombatto

Aug. 9, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (eastern)

free.


Welcome to this Portland Death Cafe, part of a 2nd Wednesday series where everyone is welcome to join in the conversation. We are all in this together and no one ...



Death Cafe: Harlow Death Cafe

Posted by TimL on July 23, 2017, 7:17 a.m.


With Tim Landsman

Sept. 2, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (GMT British Summer Time)

Free but accept contributions towards costs of food and drink.f


Would you like to talk openly about issues of dying and death?

If so please come along to our FREE Death Café for a wide ranging discussion in a friendly ...



Death Cafe: Bangor's Death Cafe

Posted by Death Cafe Bangor, Maine on July 22, 2017, 2:39 p.m.



With Rev. Susan Richardson

July 30, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (EST)

Donations accepted for supplies



Death Cafe: Tauranga Death Cafe

Posted by taurangadeathcafe@gmail.com on July 22, 2017, 1:25 a.m.



With Carole Spice, Bronwyn Hawkesworth

Aug. 5, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (New Zealand)

Free


Everyone is welcome to this open, relaxed and spontaneous conversation on dying and death. This is a friendly space where you can share stories, question reality and hear new voices ...



Death Cafe: Rockville Death Cafe

Posted by rcarbonneau on July 22, 2017, 12:06 a.m.



With Family Ways End-of-Life Doulas

Aug. 20, 2017, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (EDT)

Free! Light snacks will be provided; feel free to bring a small snack to share.


This Death Cafe will be hosted by several local end-of-life doulas. We would love to open an agenda-free discussion of death and the end of life among folks in Montgomery ...


Death Cafe: Lafayette Death Cafe

Posted by Suemackey on July 21, 2017, 7:38 p.m.



With Lafayette Public Library

Aug. 17, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (mountain)

No cost


The Lafayette Public Library is hosting Death Cafes as a way of bringing adult patrons together to have authentic conversation about the one thing we ALL have in common!  Please ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Sacramento

Posted by Death Cafe Sacramento - Sandra Young on July 21, 2017, 6:06 p.m.



With Sandra Young

Aug. 7, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (pacific)

free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Carbondale

Posted by Sam Perry on July 21, 2017, 11:47 a.m.



With Samuel Perry

Oct. 8, 2017, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Central)

Free, and we accept cash donations to provide some food and refreshments.


The event will be hosted in the back room of the Longbranch Café and Bakery. Please come early so you can get a snack, a drink, and a comfortable place ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Carbondale

Posted by Sam Perry on July 21, 2017, 11:22 a.m.



With Samuel Perry

Aug. 13, 2017, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Central)

We accept cash donations to provide some food and refreshments.


The event will be hosted in the back room of the Longbranch Café and Bakery. Please come early so you can get a snack, a drink, and a comfortable place ...