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 6660 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 6660 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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Support Death Cafe

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

Death Cafe: Lewes Death Cafe

Posted by cafe@livingwelldyingwell.net on July 20, 2018, 6:02 a.m.



With Lewes Death Cafe Hosts

July 23, 2018, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (BST)

Free


We want to create an environment where talking about death is natural and comfortable. Meetings are confidential and people must respect one another’s disparate beliefs and avoid proselytizing. These ...



Death Cafe: HHA Toronto LGBTQ Death Cafe

Posted by HHA Death Cafe on July 18, 2018, 10:40 p.m.


With Home Hospice Association

Aug. 23, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Canada )

Free


EVERYONE WELCOME!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe North Vancouver

Posted by Death Cafe at Mt. Seymour United Church on July 18, 2018, 1:29 p.m.



With Anne Ellis

Sept. 18, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (PST)

Free


Death is such a taboo subject in North American culture. And yet there is one certianty in life: we are all going to die. 

We get together and have confidential ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe at Mathers

Posted by shaylo99 on July 18, 2018, 10:50 a.m.



With Sheryl Barajas

Aug. 7, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


For most of us, death is a taboo and uncomfortable subject. Join us for a thoughtful discussion about the end of life and share your experiences, thoughts, and fears about ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe at Mathers

Posted by shaylo99 on July 18, 2018, 10:31 a.m.


With Sheryl Barajas

Aug. 7, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


For most of us, death is a taboo and uncomfortable subject. Join us for a thoughtful discussion about the end of life and share your experiences, thoughts, and fears about ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oak Park Public Library

Posted by shaylo99 on July 18, 2018, 10:18 a.m.


With Sheryl Barajas

Oct. 23, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Central)

Free


For most of us, death is a taboo and uncomfortable subject. Join us for a thoughtful discussion about the end of life and share your experiences. thoughts, and fears about ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Wilmette Public Library

Posted by shaylo99 on July 18, 2018, 10:12 a.m.


With Sheryl Barajas

Sept. 29, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


For most of us, death is a taboo and uncomfortable subject. Join us for a thoughtful discussion about the end of life and share your experiences, thoughts, and fears about ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Raleigh

Posted by heather@rfhr.com on July 18, 2018, 9:57 a.m.



With Renaissance Funeral Home and Atria Oakridge

Aug. 1, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (United States)

Accepts donations


We will provide some desserts and light snacks but feel free to bring in a dish if you would like.



Death Cafe: Chambana Death Cafe July 27, 2018

Posted by Sherry Gilles on July 17, 2018, 6:52 p.m.



With Sherry Gilles

July 27, 2018, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Central)

Free


The Urbana Free Libary is a welcoming, pleasant venue for our death cafes. It's located near the bus line.

We welcome those who come to talk or to listen ...



Death Cafe: York PA Death Cafe

Posted by DeborahGogniat on July 17, 2018, 4:52 p.m.



With Your Life Your Wishes Task Force

Aug. 9, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

Free


 

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. 

dgogniat@wellspan.org OR

(717) 851-2333



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Santa Barbara

Posted by lholzman on July 17, 2018, 3:15 p.m.



With Lynn Holzman, Liz Bauer, and Peggy Levine

Aug. 8, 2018, 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (PST)

Accepts donations


You're invited:
Death Cafe Santa Barbara in conjunction with The Center for Successful Aging
with Liz Bauer, Lynn Holzman, and Peggy Levine
Date:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Time:  3 ...


Death Cafe: Death Cafe - San Luis Obispo

Posted by Hospice SLO County on July 17, 2018, 10:43 a.m.



With Hospice SLO County

Aug. 27, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (United States)

Free


Join the conversation...Hospice SLO County invites community members to attend a Death Café from 6 – 7:30 pm on the fourth Monday of every month at Hospice SLO County ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe - San Luis Obispo

Posted by Hospice SLO County on July 17, 2018, 10:39 a.m.



With Hospice SLO County

July 23, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (United States)

Free


Join the conversation...Hospice SLO County invites community members to attend a Death Café from 6 – 7:30 pm on the fourth Monday of every month at Hospice SLO County ...



Death Cafe: Forest of Dean Death Cafe

Posted by RByett on July 17, 2018, 5:28 a.m.



With Midcounties Cooperative

July 25, 2018, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations



Death Cafe: Death Cafe at Everett Art Walk

Posted by Reverend Shelli Kuehn-Gilbert on July 16, 2018, 7:13 p.m.



With Reverend Shelli Kuehn-Gilbert

Aug. 16, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Pacific )

Free


I would like to help start the conversation about end of life planning and create an atmosphere where people feel comfortable asking hard questions.  My goal is to provide knowledge ...