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 1245 Death Cafes.

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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.


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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe A Coruña

Posted by Death Café A Coruña on Oct. 29, 2014, 10:35 a.m.

With El Hacedor de Charlas

Oct. 31, 2014, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (GMT+1)


Death Cafe: Delco Death Cafe

Posted by siageah on Oct. 29, 2014, 9:15 a.m.

With Delco Death Cafe

Nov. 10, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)



 Come join us in Delaware County for our next Death Cafe at 320 Market Cafe in Swarthmore, PA.  Join us to discuss the last "taboo" subject, death and dying.  We ...

Death Cafe write up: Northern Alberta Death Cafe

Posted by marianne2013 on Oct. 28, 2014, 9:58 p.m.

one full year of holding the Northern Alberta Death Cafe....  Some very small groups and some larger, they all seem to fit and the conversations are always interesting and some even thought provoking.....

With the new political push for dying with dignity there are some ethical questions around all of the choices one can or hopes to be able to make on their own.  

Blessings to all you followers....

Death Cafe write up: Flagstaff August Death Cafe

Posted by aleia@furthershore.org on Oct. 28, 2014, 4:17 p.m.

We are joined today by several young students of psychology from the local Northern Arizona University. What an honor to have them be interested in talking about death! The lemon drizzle cake was also a big hit. . . Here are some comments from our August Death Cafe:

*The depth of kindness in this group is extraordinary

*I enjoy the "attitude of gratitude" I call this my "fear reduction group!"

*I love that I don't have to explain what i mean when I say I have a "Death Cafe buzz!"

*The conversations in our group just flow into one another. . . it brought the 'mystery' back to me.

*We spoke ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Taiwan

Posted by CelinJheng on Oct. 28, 2014, 1:37 p.m. 2 comments

We made it !!!!

The death cafe is successful.


Death Cafe: Death Cafe, Kansas City, North

Posted by Steve Smith on Oct. 28, 2014, 12:05 p.m.

With Steve Smith

Nov. 18, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Central Standard)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bath

Posted by suecaden on Oct. 27, 2014, 2:17 p.m.

With Sue Caden

Dec. 15, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (gmt)

suggested donations towards hire of cafe

New Blog post: Celebrating one year of Death Cafe Southbury

Posted by jfs chaplain on Oct. 27, 2014, 11:55 a.m.

A little over a year ago I read an article in the NY Times (front page, no less) about places where one could talk about death with like-minded seekers, all while imbibing tea and cake.

As a rabbi, I have often been frustrated when encountering families where a death has occurred and they seem totally surprised and clueless. They are unclear about what they, not to mention the deceased, believe about death, what they want ...

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Oct. 27, 2014, 11:21 a.m.

With Lis Horwich

Nov. 10, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.

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

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Oct. 27, 2014, 11:01 a.m.

With Lis Horwich

Nov. 19, 2014, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Brtish wintertime)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.

see Highcliffe Death Cafe page

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Seattle - Lake City

Posted by Loren Peters on Oct. 27, 2014, 1:43 a.m.

With George: Center for Community

Nov. 3, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (PST)

We suggest donations to help George cover the cost of hosting.

We are a diverse group of adults interested in talking about dying, death and life.  We enjoy good food, good conversation and good company.  Please join us.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Calgary Nov 16, 2014

Posted by Death Cafe Calgary on Oct. 26, 2014, 5:25 p.m.

With Janine Violini and Jamie Whittaker

Nov. 16, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)

Donations welcomed to help cover venue and food/beverage costs.

We invite you to be part of the greater conversation about death and dying.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Santa Clarita

Posted by Shawneen on Oct. 26, 2014, 4:45 p.m.

With Justin Time House

Nov. 12, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (pacific)

non mandatory donations used toward covering the expense of putting on the event.

Death Cafe: Utah Death Cafe

Posted by LisaBee on Oct. 26, 2014, 11:04 a.m.

With Margaret Battin and Lisa Browdy

Nov. 18, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Mountain)


Utah's Death Cafe meetings have primarily been held in Park City -- this one will be in the Salt Lake City Avenues neighbohood. New visitors are very welcome! We will ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Eugene/Springfield

Posted by Death Cafe Eugene/Springfield on Oct. 25, 2014, 2:15 p.m.

With Eugene/Springfield Death Cafe

Nov. 19, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Pacific Standard)

Non mandatory donations to cover costs of putting on event

We are dedicated to doing all we can to create a friendly non-directive venue so people feel free to come and bring their interest, curiosity, concerns, experiences, and so on ...