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 3384 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 3384 events. Death Cafes never involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions. Interesting conversation is 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 33 countries.

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Support Death Cafe

Offering Death Cafe is great fun but also a lot of work. If you value what we are doing please consider donating towards our costs.

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Recent posts

New Blog post: One Man’s Stigmata to Bear and Share

Posted by Kevin Haselhorst on July 26, 2016, 11:53 a.m.

Self-expression is rarely easy for patients because words often cannot articulate how patients feel inside.  Children are often asked to draw pictures in order for psychologists to gain insight into perceptions surrounding particular life experiences. Paul, a 57-year-old patient with a provocative and morbid sense of humor, stunned the ER staff with a tattoo on his left forearm depicting how he felt on the day he had a heart attack (05/08/2004). This was ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Stony Point, New York

Posted by Death Cafe @ Community of Living Traditions on July 25, 2016, 8:28 a.m.

With Community of Living Traditions @ Stony Point Conference Center

Aug. 1, 2016, 12.00 p.m. - 1.45 p.m. (Eastern)

Free will donation requested.

Community of Living Traditions is an intentional community of Jews, Muslims and Christians. Our mission is community engagement through radical hospitality, addressing social justice conncerns, and now discussion of death ...

Death Cafe: Rochester Death Cafe

Posted by ponderingleaves on July 24, 2016, 12:52 p.m.

With Mary Ellen Markant

Aug. 24, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 7.45 p.m. (EST)


Death Cafe: Newport (Pembs) Death Cafe.

Posted by soohutt on July 24, 2016, 6:42 a.m.

With soo Hutt

Aug. 21, 2016, 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time )

Donations to cover hall cost are welcomed

I will do Intredukshon then go arawends inviting each of us to talk. 

 Herb and chiner teas will be oferd begining midel and end .

Sponserd by Emma (who dus the ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Salford

Posted by AlbertinaRocks on July 24, 2016, 4:48 a.m.

With Clare Hogan

Aug. 2, 2016, 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (UK)

I have simply said that all refreshments must be bought at the cafe. HOHC don't want a fee for the space.

The death cafe is being hosted by a co-operative cafe called Home of Honest Coffee which is connected to Future Artists who also have a gallery next door. Both are ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Blue Mountains

Posted by GroundSwellProject on July 24, 2016, 1:44 a.m.

With Kerrie Noonan and Sarah Spillane

Aug. 14, 2016, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Sydney)

The Parade has a variety of tea/coffee and cakes available for this Death Cafe

Fancy 'three courses' of hearty discussion about life and death?

The Death Cafe is a World Wide Movement that aims to bring increased awareness of death with a view to ...

Death Cafe: Lafayette Death Cafe

Posted by Suemackey on July 23, 2016, 7:10 p.m.

With Lafayette Public Library

Aug. 18, 2016, 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: Death Cafe North Coastal San Diego

Posted by deathcafesandiego on July 23, 2016, 3:04 p.m.

With Karen Van Dyke

Aug. 7, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (PST)

Donations are appreciated to help defray cost of copying, food and dry goods.

My dear friend will be graciously hosting this Death Cafe in her lovely home.  And you won't want to miss her culinary treats.  We will hold the number at ...

Death Cafe write up: Tucson Death Cafe

Posted by tucsondeathcafe on July 21, 2016, 7:58 p.m.

Thunder, lightening, and rain, REALLY! A gorgeous desert monsoon storm began just as our Monsoon Celebration Café got underway. Upon leaving we were greeted by puddles and those amazing fragrances that come from a rejoicing rain drenched desert. Two main café discussions emerged. One, a conversation about our right to die or death with dignity, who has the “say and the sway” regarding what choices we make for ourselves, and what sensitive issues are part of the quandaries engaging our culture right now. And two, mystery, mystery, and more mystery! What do we think happens when we die, if anything? How have our life experiences, beliefs, families and ...

Death Cafe: Tucson Death Cafe

Posted by tucsondeathcafe on July 21, 2016, 7:41 p.m.

With Isabel Amorous

Aug. 3, 2016, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (MST)


Rincon Market has agreed to host us as our new expanded location. Thanks Rincon!

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Hitchin

Posted by salli on July 21, 2016, 5:33 p.m.

With Salli

Aug. 30, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. (GMT)

All contributions gratefully received, to cover room hire.

Death Cafe Hitchin has held monthly meetings for over a year. Join us for thought-provoking conversation.  Discuss issues that you perhaps would prefer to avoid!  Sort out your priorities, don ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Gettysburg/Fairfield

Posted by Rosalie Moore on July 21, 2016, 11:22 a.m.

With Rosalie Hunter Moore

Aug. 6, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Donation of $5 is requested to cover costs of using the church's Fellowship Hall, refreshments, and the like.

Death Cafe: Madoc's First Death Cafe

Posted by Olga Nikolajev on July 21, 2016, 10:42 a.m.

With Olga Nikolajev: Dying Matters.ca

Aug. 9, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Eastern)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Birmingham

Posted by carrieweekes on July 21, 2016, 8:59 a.m.

With Carrie Weekes and Frances Glover, A Natural Undertaking Limited

Aug. 23, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Attendance is free, but we do ask that you book a ticket if possible so we can manage the numbers.

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 ...

Death Cafe: The Lewisham Death Cafe

Posted by LewishamDeathCafe on July 21, 2016, 5:51 a.m.

With Francis

Aug. 6, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (BST)

Lewisham Death Cafe is FREE

I attended four different Death Cafes (Hitchin, Bedford, Greenwich and Surbiton) over the past few months, and was so impressed by each one of them that I decided to start ...