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 5802 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 5802 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 52 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 Newmarket

Posted by Hospice2018 on Feb. 20, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

With Juliet Irish & Susan Henderson Harris

Feb. 25, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Eastern)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe London Ontario

Posted by shancalv on Feb. 20, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

With End-of-Life Navigation

March 26, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (eastern)

$5-10 suggested donation toward venue and treats


Death cafes are respectful spaces for the discussion of all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. They provide an opportunity for people to share ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Atlanta #45

Posted by Mark (Atlanta, GA) on Feb. 20, 2018, 1:52 p.m.

With Mark LaRocca-Pitts, Kris Copes

March 24, 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: Exeter Death Cafe

Posted by Alizoun@alid.co.uk on Feb. 20, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

With Gina Awad and Aly Dickinson

March 7, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time)

Voluntary donations to the fund for Jon Underwood

Gina knows first hand the value of sharing and how carthartic that can be. She is a natural empath and has spent time in the past as a volunteer at ...

Death Cafe: Lafayette Death Cafe

Posted by Suemackey on Feb. 20, 2018, 8:15 a.m.

With Lafayette Public Library

March 15, 2018, 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: Kingston Death Cafe

Posted by Charlotte Haigh on Feb. 20, 2018, 7:11 a.m.

With Charlotte Haigh

March 24, 2018, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (gmt)

Kingston Death Cafe is FREE to attend but as The Willow are letting us have the space at no cost, please do come prepared to buy a cup of tea or coffee.

The Death Cafe movement developed to help people talk openly about what is often a taboo subject. Join us for tea, cake and conversation at The Willow, your lovely local ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe

Posted by Death Cafe Bangor, Maine on Feb. 19, 2018, 1:35 p.m.

With Susan Richardson

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

Donations welcome

Death Cafe: Death Cafe North London

Posted by Rosalie on Feb. 19, 2018, 1:25 p.m.

With Rosalie Kuyvenhoven

March 7, 2018, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (GMT)

£5 to cover for costs of venue and refreshments

Death Cafe North London is back at the beautiful space of St. Mary's Tower.


Join Rosalie Kuyvenhoven Wednesday 7th February, 7.30-9.30pm for an evening with drinks, cake ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe, Warsaw

Posted by Luminus on Feb. 19, 2018, 11:46 a.m.

With Katarzyna Reiter

March 28, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (cet)


Death Cafe: Monthly Death Cafe in Richmond Hill

Posted by Dying Well Collective on Feb. 19, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

With Dying Well Collective

March 12, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (ET)


A Death Cafe is an open forum discussion on death, dying and grief. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite ...

Death Cafe: The Travelling Light Death Cafes Women Only

Posted by Compassionate on Feb. 19, 2018, 8:37 a.m.

With Hasina Zaman

March 5, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT)


Women Only

Join us in a relaxed setting to drink tea/coffee and eat cake whilst discussing anything you want to in relation to death and dying, life and living ...

Death Cafe: Harlow Death Cafe

Posted by TimL on Feb. 19, 2018, 8:18 a.m.

With Tim Landsman and Jo Petts

April 18, 2018, 12.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. (GMT)


About this Death Cafe

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 ...

Death Cafe: Mallorca Death Cafe

Posted by MallorcaDeathCafe on Feb. 18, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

With Glynis German

Feb. 23, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT +1)

Cada un@ paga su refresco / Each pays their own refreshments

Bring an open mind and heart to get the most out of the experience.

Que vengas con mente y corazon abiertos para experimentar lo maximo posible del encuentro.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe: A Group Discussion on the Inevitable

Posted by anastasiaoh on Feb. 18, 2018, 11:29 a.m.

With Anastasia Osolin

March 11, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (EST)


Death may be the only thing in life we can truly count on, yet in many modern societies death has been sanitized and hidden from public view, to the point ...

Death Cafe: Cairns Death Cafe

Posted by JoBartholomew on Feb. 18, 2018, 7:37 a.m.

With Jo Bartholomew

March 3, 2018, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Cairns)

$5 donation for refreshments and room hire.

You can watch TV, read that book but there's no escaping it... come along and talk about it.

Meet others who share a healthy curioistiy.