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 6131 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 6131 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 56 countries.

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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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Recent posts

The arriving guests who examined the floral china found skulls in the patterns. Books about death stood on tables at the corners of the room. Coffee, tea and cake were on the house.

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Death Cafe: Death Cafe Albany WA

Posted by Albany WA Death Cafe on April 14, 2018, 11:05 a.m.

With Kate Thomas / Irene Montefiore

April 27, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (WA time)

Donation towards room hire would be appreciated.

Order your cuppa at the counter then join us in the meeting room for a discussion of all things death-related.

All welcome. We'll stay as one group if numbers ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Воронеж

Posted by brunhilda on April 14, 2018, 4:54 a.m.

With Катерина Печуричко

April 28, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (UTC +03:00)

Вход свободный. Приветствуются пожертвования на покупку угощения к столу

Death Cafe пройдёт в Воронеже в рамках программы V-го международного фестиваля прав человека и гражданских инициатив «Город Прав». 

За жизнь мы накапливаем опыт встреч со смертью и размышлений о ней ...

Death Cafe: Pensacola Death Cafe

Posted by Lelanya Taber on April 13, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

With Lelanya Taber

May 31, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central )

No cost

Join us for cake, coffee and an open conversation about death. Death is often a taboo subject, the Death Café movement aims to bring a difficult topic out into the ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Northern Westchester

Posted by RLPocius on April 13, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

With Death Cafe Northern Westchester

May 19, 2018, 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (EDT)

Death Cafe's are always free and open to the public, however; small donations are welcome to offset the cost of supplies and refreshments.

DEATH! Let us learn bravely to stand our ground, and fight him. And to begin to deprive him of the greatest advantage he has over us, let us take away ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Dublin

Posted by thegriefgeek on April 13, 2018, 8:49 a.m.

With Caroline Lloyd

May 2, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (gmt)


This is our Death Cafe No.6 with an Irish twist! We hold our Death Cafes in pubs where there is plenty of cake, tea, coffee and Guinness. These are ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe @Bangor University

Posted by b.m.turton@bangor.ac.uk on April 13, 2018, 6:52 a.m.

With Bangor University

May 3, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)


This Death CAfe is open to students of Bangor University.

Provided we will faciliate table's in English and Welsh depending on the needs of the participants. 

Death Cafe: Death Cafe @Bangor University

Posted by b.m.turton@bangor.ac.uk on April 13, 2018, 6:49 a.m.

With Bangor University

May 3, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)


This Death CAfe is open to students of Bangor University

Practitioners question: upcoming death cafes not appearing in search

Posted by Jackie Yaeger on April 12, 2018, 7:56 p.m. 1 comment

i submitted a form for an upcoming death cafe a couple of weeks ago but it is not showing up yet when I do the search.

Practitioners question: optional sign-up list for future death related events

Posted by Jackie Yaeger on April 12, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

We are having our 5th and 6th death cafes this spring in my town of La Crosse, WI. There seems to be great momentum and a hunger for more information expressed at our Death Cafes.  I would like to offer some free seminars on death and dying at a different ...

New Blog post: Green and Natural Burial Project

Posted by Lillian B on April 12, 2018, 3:19 p.m. 1 comment

Are you planning to have a natural burial or use some other type of alternative option to embalmed burial or cremation? 

I've been working on a project about greener options (specifically in Illinois), and I'd love to talk to someone who actually wants to use these methods. 

Please reply to this or contact me through my account. 


Death Cafe: Portland ME - Death Cafe

Posted by gina colombatto on April 12, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

With gina colombatto

May 9, 2018, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (eastern)


Welcome to this Portland Death Cafe, part of a 2nd Wednesday series where everyone is welcome to join in the conversation. We are all in this together and no one ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe

Posted by pilgrimshospices on April 12, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

With Martyn Yates

May 17, 2018, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (British Summer Time)


All are welcome to attend this chance to talk in a relaxed and informal enviroment over coffee and cake.

Death Cafe: Whitecourt Death Cafe

Posted by WhitecourtCafe on April 11, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

With Kim, Fay and Courtney

April 24, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Mountain)

no cost

Death Cafe: Prairie Death Cafe

Posted by Prairie Death Cafe on April 11, 2018, 12:08 p.m.


May 3, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central)

Rental space, advertising, cake and coffee

Having a Death Cafe in a rural setting should be very interesting. Most times these types of conversations are something you see in Urban settings. Living on the Priairies we ...