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 1966 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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Death Cafe: Death Cafe Berlin/DasErsteCafeTodBerlin

Posted by craigf on May 22, 2015, 10:13 a.m.

With Angela Craig- Fournes

May 29, 2015, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (central european summer time)

for free

On the last Friday of every month (other than july, august, this year also oct., and dec.)  we meet at "Cafe Finovo", Germany's first cementery cafe run by Bernd ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Greenwich

Posted by Jan Ryan on May 22, 2015, 9:39 a.m.

With Jan Ryan

June 28, 2015, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (London)

On this occasion, Mycenae House is providing the setting free of charge so I shall not be asking for any donation.

Mycenae House, a warm and fun Community Centre provided by Greenwich Council, is hosting a special garden party on 28th June as part of the Greenwich Council Park Fest. 

Weather ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe West Los Angeles

Posted by Leslie Gelfand on May 21, 2015, 12:36 p.m.

With Leslie Gelfand

June 24, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (pacific)

Free. Donations welcome to cover the cost of refreshments.

Join us to drink tea, eat cake and discuss death.

This is a relaxed and safe space to talk or just to listen - friendly, informative and intimate.

Book now - only ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe a Montreal au Resto Vego St Denis

Posted by Kit Racette on May 21, 2015, 9:53 a.m.

With Kit Racette

May 28, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Edt)

Sont toujours gratuit mais les dons aident a couvrir les frais.

Ouvert a tous. Il ne s'agit pas d'un groupe de therapie mais votre deuil pourra aider les autres avecle leur.


Nos parlerons de tous qui concerne la mort ...

Death Cafe: Providence Death Cafe

Posted by Cassandra Tribe on May 20, 2015, 9:23 p.m.

With Cassandra Tribe, MHCA-RI/Oasis

June 17, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

$5 suggested donation if possible to help cover the costs of utilities for using the space.

***please let us know before hand if you have any food allergies we should be aware of ****

 As providers of services to marginalized communities, both Dragon Mountain and MHCA-RI have ...

Death Cafe write up: Providence Death Cafe

Posted by Cassandra Tribe on May 20, 2015, 9:21 p.m.

A good turnout on our new night, the third Wednesday of each month. Tonight we had our usual cake and fruit, but also were graced with homemade hummus and chips. The conversation ranged far and wide from problems a local Druid has with finding a natural burial ground, to the functional apparatus and methods of determining the point of death. We talked about the patterns that happen with death and how it can effect grief and belief. Small tokens changed hands to add to a certain someone's collection and again - we were paid a very high compliment of being a death cafe in which there was a ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in White River Junction, Vermont

Posted by Cynthia Stadler on May 20, 2015, 12:48 p.m.

With The Open Door and Bayada Hospice

June 7, 2015, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (eastern)


We hope this will be the start of a vital and continuing community conversation!

We will serve wine and cheese and enjoy company and conversation about end of life concerns.

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on May 20, 2015, 11:08 a.m.

With Lis Horwich

June 17, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.

Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...

Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on May 20, 2015, 11:02 a.m.

It is wonderful how much fun and laughs five people, who have never met before, can have talking about death and dying!

Topics discussed were:

Preparing a “Living Will” for no resuscitation can be done by a double appointment at your GP. It will be legally binding for GP’s, hospitals and paramedic care, as all heath institutions have access to same information about you.

MacMillan Units have different protocols to GP’s (pre Shipman), which is far more caring for the dying person.

Felt having a “Dignitas” in the UK would be wonderful, let’s hope organisations like ourselves and “Dignity in Dying” will be able to ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Taiwan #21

Posted by CelinJheng on May 20, 2015, 3:13 a.m.

this is  a spicial death cafe

we talk about our pets about their

sick,life,and death.

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Low Country

Posted by Jan Schreiber on May 19, 2015, 8:24 p.m.

A beautiful Saturday in the Low Country and yet, we still had 9 attendees!  7 women and 2 men ranging in ages:  20's - 70's.  A few participants were active in Hospice and others had recently experienced personal loss.  There was quite a bit of participation, with the evaluations reflecting complimentary enthusiasm.

Death Cafe: Oxford Death Cafe

Posted by Joan @Oxbel on May 19, 2015, 4:20 p.m.

With Claire Turnham

July 14, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Suggested donation of £3.50 to cover costs


Death Cafe: Oxford Death Cafe

Posted by Joan @Oxbel on May 19, 2015, 4:17 p.m.

With Claire Turnham

June 9, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Suggested donation of £3.50 to cover costs


Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Fremantle

Posted by avareyerson on May 19, 2015, 7:34 a.m.

With Ava Reyerson

June 6, 2015, 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.  A list ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Seattle North

Posted by Terri D on May 18, 2015, 9:01 p.m.

With Terri Dilts

May 29, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (pacific)


I always bring name tags to my events because I'm horrible at remembering names but, as a visual learner, if I've got your name tag in my vision ...