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 6544 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 6544 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 56 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 Hampton Hill

Posted by LynandYvonne on June 22, 2018, 3:17 p.m.

With Yvonne Oakes and Lyn Amity Dade

July 9, 2018, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (BST)


A huge thank you to Thyme on the Park for letting us host this, the first Hampton Hill Death Café. Helping to facilitate a conversation about death is something Soul ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Via Zoom With Melinda

Posted by Melinda Bracha Bernstein on June 22, 2018, 12:34 p.m.

With Melinda Bernstein

July 18, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 7.45 p.m. (EDT)


I am going to hold my first DEATH CAFE on July 18th, 2018 from 7-7:45pm via ZOOM.  

Please email for meeting ID and call in details.

Death Cafe: Colliers Wood Death Cafe

Posted by Cecilia H on June 21, 2018, 2:58 a.m.

With Cecilia H.

July 15, 2018, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (BST)

Free to attend

The Death Cafe is not a grief support group or end-of-life planning session, but rather an informal space in which to explore your own thoughts and feelings in relation to ...

Death Cafe: Albany Death Cafe

Posted by Melissa White on June 20, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

With Kate Murray and Carla Sofka

July 10, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (EST)



Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.  The event is free and open to the public. Free parking in ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Voronezh

Posted by Irina_and_Marina on June 20, 2018, 7:09 a.m.

With Ирина Жиркова и Марина Фадеева

June 29, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (Moscow time)

От участников ожидаются добровольные пожертвования - на оплату угощения.

В конце апреля в Воронеже собралась первая встреча Death cafe, которая случилась благодаря поддержке и участию ведущей встречи в Москве Катерины Печуричко. Почувствовав вкус разговоров о смерти в кругу заинтересованных ...

Death Cafe: Compassionate Communities Death Cafe Swadlincote

Posted by JulieM on June 20, 2018, 5:36 a.m.

With Compassionate Communities Derbyshire

July 2, 2018, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (GMT)


Come and join us for open, lively, respectful and friendly conversations about death, dying and the end of life all over a cup of tea and a slice of cake ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Atlanta #47

Posted by Mark (Atlanta, GA) on June 19, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

With Mark LaRocca-Pitts, Kris Copes

July 21, 2018, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (EST (USA))

Free--Suppored by a grant from Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation.

First Death Café in a Cemetery (and the first one in the Southeast USA)!

In real estate, it’s always location, location, location. Well, why not for a Death Caf ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Northern Westchester

Posted by Robert Potsus on June 19, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

With Barbara Sarah, MSW

July 12, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Death Cafe Northern Westchester meeting are free and open to the public. If you are so inclined small donations to help with refreshments are gratefully accepted.

For more information or to be notified of future meetings, through this website you may contact Carolyn VanNess, a member of the Death Cafe organizing committee, a nurse practitioner and ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Uki

Posted by Raven Watson on June 18, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

With Raven Watson

July 15, 2018, 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Australia)


The beautiful Rainforest cafe on Mount Warning road is a perfect location beside the creek and amongst nature to speak and listen about death and dying. Come join this beautiful ...

Death Cafe: Chichester Death Cafe picnic!

Posted by bevldownie on June 18, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

With Bev Downie and Steve Thomson

July 31, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (London)


This is our sixth cafe but our first ever picnic!  We have decided to make the most of the lovely weather (fingers crossed it lasts!) and head to Priory Park ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Vista

Posted by anitabo412 on June 17, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

With Anne Barber

Aug. 4, 2018, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Pacific)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Nanaimo

Posted by Nanaimo Death Cafe on June 17, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

With Ardith Finnamore

July 25, 2018, 5.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Fremantle

Posted by Death Cafe - Fremantle on June 16, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

With Ava Reyerson (July 2018 will be run by Michael Bazeley

July 7, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (GMT +8)

Free to participate (you pay for your choice of food/drink).

The Death Cafe - Fremantle, WA, running monthly since March 2013, is a very informal gathering with the emphasis on sharing stories, experiences and fears about death and dying.  While this ...

Death Cafe: Vancouver Death Cafe

Posted by Janet Rivers on June 16, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

With Janet Rivers

June 25, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PDT)

Donations accepted to cover costs

Please RSVP, as space limited to 10 and we don't want to run out of cake.

Death Cafe: Providence Area Death Cafe

Posted by Ainsley on June 15, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

With Ainsley

July 16, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern)

free/only what you buy

My Death Cafes are pretty informal.I generally open with a quick introduction of names and then ask if anyone would like to bring something up, and let conversation go ...