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 1869 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.

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To read about our plans to open a 'real' Death Cafe in London click here >>

Recent posts

Death Cafe: St. George, Maine Death Cafe

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Pearlman on May 1, 2015, 1:18 a.m.



With Sylvia Sienikehä Pearlman

May 21, 2015, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (est)

free


The St. George Death Café in midcoast Maine will be held at 1012 River Road in St. George in the yoga studio and living space above the gallery of ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Santa Barbara

Posted by lholzman on April 30, 2015, 10:20 p.m.


With Lynn Holzman and Liz Bauer

June 3, 2015, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (PST)

Free


You're invited:
Death Cafe Santa Barbara in conjunction with The Center for Successful Aging
With Liz Bauer and Lynn Holzman 
Date:  Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Time:  5:30-7 PM ...


Death Cafe: Austin Death Cafe

Posted by JayCusker on April 30, 2015, 11:45 a.m.



With Rev. Marisol Caballero; Jay Cusker, LMFT-A

June 7, 2015, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Central )

free


Following the format of the International Death Cafe model will be integrated into fullfiling First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin's mission for the community, which is to nourish souls ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Ocala

Posted by Teddy on April 30, 2015, 11 a.m.



With Teddy

Sept. 24, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (EST)

Free beverages and cake!


We want our Death Cafe meetings to help create an awareness of death and appreciation of life more. We meet in a safe, friendly atmosphere, with beverages and cake. And ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Ocala

Posted by Teddy on April 30, 2015, 10:59 a.m.



With Teddy

Aug. 27, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (EST)

Free beverages and cake!


We want our Death Cafe meetings to help create an awareness of death and appreciation of life more. We meet in a safe, friendly atmosphere, with beverages and cake. And ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Ocala

Posted by Teddy on April 30, 2015, 10:59 a.m.



With Teddy

July 30, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (EST)

Free beverages and cake!


We want our Death Cafe meetings to help create an awareness of death and appreciation of life more. We meet in a safe, friendly atmosphere, with beverages and cake. And ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Ocala

Posted by Teddy on April 30, 2015, 10:58 a.m.



With Teddy

June 25, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (EST)

Free beverages and cake!


We want our Death Cafe meetings to help create an awareness of death and appreciation of life more. We meet in a safe, friendly atmosphere, with beverages and cake. And ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Ocala

Posted by Teddy on April 30, 2015, 10:55 a.m.



With Teddy

May 28, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (EST)

Free beverages and cake!


We want our Death Cafe meetings to help create an awareness of death and appreciation of life more. We meet in a safe, friendly atmosphere, with beverages and cake. And ...



Death Cafe: Guelph's Death Cafe

Posted by my2thoughts on April 30, 2015, 6:15 a.m.



With Erin McInnis BSW RSW

May 7, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

$2 suggested donation to cover the rental



Death Cafe: Surbiton Clocktower Death Cafe

Posted by Annette-and-Fred on April 30, 2015, 3:45 a.m.



With Annette Gamblin and Fred Ashmore

May 23, 2015, 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (London)

Free


We both think that Death Cafes are a great idea and like the recommended approach.  A space where everyone has permission to talk about this appeals.

Also, Clocktower Cafe serves ...



New Blog post: TO BE OR NOT TO BE RIGHTEOUS

Posted by Kevin Haselhorst on April 29, 2015, 10:19 a.m. 1 comment


 

With considerable angst, I cared for an elderly gentleman who had Multiple Myeloma, recurrent pneumonia and was not responding to treatment. He was also receiving dialysis and experiencing insufferable bone pain. He arrived by EMS gasping for breath and his blood pressure was low. It was clear he was not long for this world. In fact, he repeatedly stated, “I’m done.” Luckily, his adoring wife entered the room within minutes of his arrival for ...



Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on April 29, 2015, 9:29 a.m.


With Sharon Egler

May 30, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Donations for cake and pastries


This will be the second one held. The success of the first one held in Belleville, IL inspired participants to hold monthly Death Cafes. Unfortunately, Maggie Boone Tribout, the first ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Saskatoon

Posted by Saskatoon on April 29, 2015, 12:17 a.m.



With Karla Combres and Lisa Greig

May 14, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (CST)

Please know that this is a free event, however donations are welcome to cover costs for hosting this and future Death Cafes in Saskatoon.


A Death Café offers a creative way to explore how death can inform and inspire the way we live. As a rapidly growing movement, you will find a Death Caf ...



Death Cafe: Gahanna Death Cafe

Posted by Columbus Death Cafe on April 28, 2015, 1:41 p.m.



With Lizzy Miles and Julie Olds

May 7, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (eastern)

free


Death Cafe Columbus is branching out to new locations! This event will be in Gahanna.

Coffee, tea and cake will be provided!

No RSVP is necessary. Bring friends and family ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in the University of Washington Bothell

Posted by elizabethkorn on April 28, 2015, 1:40 p.m.


With RN-to-BSN Nursing Students

May 26, 2015, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (pacific)

free


Open forum with refreshments