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 1095 Death Cafes.

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Host a Death Cafe

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.


Recently in Hong Kong people have been talking about death. Read more >>

Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Port Macquarie

Posted by Phoebe on Sept. 16, 2014, 4:14 a.m.

With Phoebe Crane

Oct. 3, 2014, 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (Sydney, Australia)

Free, but pay for own beverages

Phoebe and others meet to chat about Death, look at the myths, go where many have never dared to look...their own thoughts, questions and fears about death. All over ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Beijing #1

Posted by deathcafepeking on Sept. 16, 2014, 1:40 a.m.

With Ziyi Hbw with Meridian Space

Sept. 21, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Beijing)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Seattle North & Eastside

Posted by Terri D on Sept. 15, 2014, 10:13 p.m.

With Terri Dilts

Sept. 18, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (pacific)

donations accepted

Join in for cake and inspiring conversation about death and dying.

Death Cafe: 16th Death Cafe Hampstead, London, UK

Posted by Josefine Speyer on Sept. 15, 2014, 8:53 p.m.

With Josefine Speyer

Oct. 6, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. (BST)

Donations towards the cost of hosting the event are welcome!

We love Death Cafe and welcome you to join us for an inspiring evening of conversation.

Please arrive early and place an order with our waiter, Antonio. There will be ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Reno, NV

Posted by deathcafenv on Sept. 15, 2014, 7:55 p.m.

Our death cafe drew 20 or more people who enjoyed over two hours of in-depth explorations of death and dying.  We met outside in picture-perfect weather.  Many participants are doing great work in the community in the areas of education, hospice, and caregiving.  We are already planning more events of this nature!  Our evaluations showed the majority of attendees derived much satisfaction from the sharing.

Death Cafe: Rappahannock Death Cafe

Posted by MHughes on Sept. 15, 2014, 5:56 p.m.

With Martha Hughes RN CHPN

Sept. 24, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Donations accepted

Practitioners question: Lawrence Death Cafe - Recap

Posted by CW on Sept. 15, 2014, 4:18 p.m.

We had a terrific Lawrence Death Cafe at the Lawrence Public Library on Saturday, September 13th.  Our meeting room holds 20 and we had 15 attending.  After the normal history, guidelines the conversation opened into cultural ceremonies with feedback from Native American, Buddhist and others.  The elvauation forms as always ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kansas City

Posted by Jill Badell on Sept. 15, 2014, 11:52 a.m.

With Jill Badell

Oct. 9, 2014, 5.45 p.m. - 7.45 p.m. (Central Standard Time)


This is a meant to be a comfortable, community event where any age and demographic is welcome to come partake in open discussion about the importance of death related topics ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Basalt, Colorado

Posted by Ifcsponsor on Sept. 15, 2014, 7:49 a.m.

With Informed Final Choices

Oct. 4, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (MOUNTAIN TIME/US)

Free, but accept donations to defray venue costs.

The Wyly Art Center provides a warm and welcoming environment for participants to join in conversation over tea and cookies. The event is without agenda, philosophy or expected outcome. Simple ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Amsterdam no.5

Posted by Gerko Tempelman on Sept. 15, 2014, 3:26 a.m.

With Gerko Tempelman, Trui Simmelink

Sept. 23, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (Amsterdam)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe

Posted by Debra M.E. on Sept. 14, 2014, 7:34 p.m.

With Debra McGauley-Eichhorn

Nov. 1, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

No cost

Bring an Open Mind & a Dessert!

Death Cafe write up: Stratford-upon-Avon Death Cafe

Posted by glynis on Sept. 14, 2014, 12:15 p.m. 2 comments

I've just enjoyed another fascinating and absorbing Sunday afternoon, sharing thoughts and experiences around the topic of death and dying.  I'm always impressed at the very respectful listening that goes on between strangers drawn to look more closely at a difficult subject. So many topics this time:  living wills, the Right to Die debate, dignity and choice, talking with the family, living with the diagnosis of cancer in your early 20s, a widow's experience of losing her husband over 30 years ago.  One group member read a very moving account, written by someone choosing to end their life in the early stages of dementia.  So ...

Inside the Death Cafe: Death Cafes give people a safe place to discuss end of life decisions.


On a blazing summer afternoon, cars vie for the few shaded parking spots outside Radiance of Sarasota, a storefront in a small strip mall billed as a "wellness and inspiration center."

Visitors, mostly aged 50-plus, enter the center's cool, dimly lit quarters ...

See more at: Sarasota Herald Tribune

Death Cafe: Stratford-upon-Avon Death Cafe

Posted by glynis on Sept. 14, 2014, 7:22 a.m.

With Glynis Fletcher

Nov. 9, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (GMT)

FREE but donations are gratefully welcomed.

Many people ask me 'What goes on at a Death Cafe?' I think they expect it to be very serious, and perhaps morbid. Far from it. We've found that ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe on the West Island in Montreal

Posted by Kit Racette on Sept. 13, 2014, 2:53 p.m.

With Kit Racette

Nov. 3, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Death Cafe events are free. Donations to cover costs are appreciated.

I have been organising Death Cafe events in Montreal for over a year. They are all different but each one gives those present an opportunity to share how death has ...