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 1362 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 Blue Mountains

Posted by Hayley West on Nov. 21, 2014, 9:38 p.m.

With Kerrie Noonan & Hayley West

Dec. 21, 2014, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (EST)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Philadelphia

Posted by Rachel Zeldin on Nov. 21, 2014, 11:14 a.m.

With Rachel Zeldin & Pat Bubb

Dec. 17, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

A suggested donation of $0.50 is appreciated to cover Meetup Costs. Coffee, Tea, and desserts are available for purchase at the event.

We want to give Philadelphians a time and place to talk about life and the "D" word (death!).

Join our Meetup Group to stay up to date on events and ...

Death Cafe write up: 1. Wiener Death Cafe

Posted by JELLA on Nov. 21, 2014, 8:22 a.m.

Einige Neue sind zu uns gestossen, manche zögern noch auch ganz real zu kommen. Ich habe inzwischen mit Elisabetta Lucchi gesprochen, sie hat das erste Death Cafe in Italien begründet, und ich habe über sie im Augustin geschrieben. Ein spannendes Interview, auch über die Dogmen der Kirche, insbesondere in Italien. Wie immer war das Zusammentreffen - diesmal im Nice Rice bei Giti - erbaulich, erheiternd und befriedigend. Manche/r hat von einem Todesfall berichtet - das beschäftigt die Menschen naturgemäss sehr, vor allem wenn es sich um Familie handelt. Trauer braucht viel Zeit, die genommen werden sollte, oft kann dies auch Jahre dauern, aber wir müssen ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Camden Maine!

Posted by plindquist on Nov. 21, 2014, 6:19 a.m.

Camden Maine was the place and a very warm, thoughtful group turned out on a brisk fall evening for this Death Cafe.  


We had different discussions than previous cafes and that was the grace of allowing discussions to come forward!  


It worked well and we had 19 participants, great supporters to provide the space, coffee and cupcakes!   People asked each other how to remain in touch, so connections & support was offered...  I am fortunate to be part of this cummunity, thank you Peter Lindquist

Death Cafe write up: Providence Death Cafe

Posted by Cassandra Tribe on Nov. 20, 2014, 9:31 p.m. 1 comment

From corpses of loved ones found in dumpsters to beloved pets in freezers the conversation took several interesting turns tonight as the Laughing Yoga group clucked like chickens in the background. It provided a surreal soundtrack as we found our footing with each other and slowly traveled the path of conversation. The feel of death briefly became a theme as we compared notes on all the bodies we had touched and that led into a discussion of what was feared most and what we looked forward to the most in death too. From there our merry band of 14 traipsed down the path of what our “good death ...

Death Cafe: Providence Death Cafe

Posted by Cassandra Tribe on Nov. 20, 2014, 9:14 p.m.

With Cassandra Tribe, MHCA-RI/Oasis

Dec. 18, 2014, 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.

As providers of services to marginalized communities, both Dragon Mountain and MHCA-RI have recognized that the most marginalized of all is the general community - especially when it comes to being ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Taiwan #4

Posted by CelinJheng on Nov. 20, 2014, 8:42 p.m.

With CelinJheng

Nov. 25, 2014, 2.15 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (UTC+08:00)


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Taiwan #3

Posted by CelinJheng on Nov. 20, 2014, 8:09 p.m.


I made it again!!!

I can't believe !!!


Death Cafe: Westport Death Cafe

Posted by Val Lovelace on Nov. 20, 2014, 8:05 p.m.

With It's My Death, Inc.

Dec. 18, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Donations help us fund refreshments and costs related to hosting a Death Cafe. Not required for attendance. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

This is an open-format facilitated venue to discuss and share about any topic related to death and dying.  Sponsored by It's My Death. 

Death Cafe write up: Westport Death Cafe

Posted by Val Lovelace on Nov. 20, 2014, 7:59 p.m.

The thing i love the most about Death Cafe is that I never know what will come up and I find myself fascinated and delighted as topics arise.

Tonight we enjoyed fresh-baked oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, coffee, tea, and discussions about old photographs, family keepsakes, estate planning, and learning how to keep living and reinventing oneself all the while aging.

A regular Death Cafe visitor talked about how she and her husband have been able to have richer, deeper conversations about their will and estate since attending Death Cafe, and have been talking with their daughter (who is their trustee and executrix).  

Someone asked about natural burial ...

Death Cafe: Seaside Death Cafe

Posted by carolineboaz on Nov. 20, 2014, 3:53 p.m.

With Seaside Center for Spiritual Living

Jan. 10, 2015, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Pacific)


Death is inevitable but talking about is not! Let's break the taboo an a topic we all think about and have little opportunity to discuss. Join us for an ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Bremerton, WA

Posted by ameliamjcarroll on Nov. 20, 2014, 2:57 p.m.

This was the third Death Cafe that I have facilitated on the Kitsap Peninsula - two in Port Orchard and this one in Bremerton.  The two in Port Orchard were in private homes and the Bremerton Death Cafe was held at Heron Lodge - a beautiful setting on Wildcat Lake.  Interest continues to grow.  Twelve - fourteen people attended each of the Port Orchard Death Cafes - and seventeen attended the recent Death Cafe in Bremerton.  Of the seventeen, fourteen were new people who had not attended a Death Cafe before.  From it, one of the guests will be hosting Death Cafe, Poulsbo on January 17th in her home and we are ...

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 20, 2014, 4:01 a.m.

With Lis Horwich

Dec. 17, 2014, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British Winter Time)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.

Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Nov. 20, 2014, 3:54 a.m.

A very pleasant afternoon with one new member, a local Buddist, she hopes her husband will join us next time. So with different religions repesented we always have inlightend conversations based on people's religious upbringing. We talked about Dr Eben Aleaxander's books on near death experience. Many similar books have been written, but these became NY best sellers! We also looked at soul journey, the fact we are all energy-everything is energy and benefits from a Living Will. So never a dull moment. Photo of the venue's view of a lovely autumn garden.

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe East Greenwich

Posted by JEastman on Nov. 19, 2014, 4:55 p.m.

This afternoon we held our first Death Cafe in East Greenwich, RI at the Westminster Unitarian Church.  22 people were in attendance and the conversation was lively and enlightening.  We had a delicious Lemon Burst cake from Gregg's, great coffee from Updike's Newtowne and assorted teas for the non-coffee drinkers.  We will have our next Cafe in January in the evening at the same location so that we can accomodate those who work during the day.