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 4480 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 4480 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 48 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 donate towards our costs.

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Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on April 26, 2017, 10:46 a.m.


Belleville Death Café Summary 4222017

The summary for this meeting contains a lot of information (either by attachment or websites listed). Our discussions were varied and all pertained to internment or inurnment as well as ways to memorialize our dead loved ones. The information is by no means, legal advice and should only be used for educational purposes. That is fitting considering the purpose behind the Death Café is to educate individuals about death to dispel avoiding or fearing aspects of death. When that happens, one can then proceed with living. Death is as natural and inevitable as birth.

Here are the educational materials promised. I am working ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Brighton

Posted by Frances Tulley on April 26, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

With Frances Tulley

July 30, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (BST)

Free event. Donations towards the cost of refreshments and the church building appeal fund would be welcomed.

This is a group-led discussion on all death-related subjects. Although this is not a counselling session and we don't profess to have all the answers it is a safe ...

With Simon Chippendale; Rev Bruce Goodwin; Dr David Webster

May 12, 2017, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (GMT)


The School for Health & Social Care, School of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics and the University Chaplaincy would like to invite students and staff at the University of Gloucestershire to an ...

Death Cafe: Sydney Death Cafe

Posted by Pema108 on April 26, 2017, 5:27 a.m.

With Barbara Weinberg

April 27, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Atlantic )

free of charge

Thanks to the Sydney Public Library for hosting and promotining.  

They will provide tea and cookies


Bring a friend.  

Death Cafe: Denbigh Death Cafe

Posted by zilitev on April 26, 2017, 5:17 a.m.

With Hazel Osborne

May 12, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (UK)


The Death Cafe is run as part of the Dying Matters awareness raising week staring 8th of May. There will be many other FREE events for members of the public ...

Death Cafe: Ipswich Death Cafe

Posted by Ipswich Death Cafe on April 26, 2017, 3:55 a.m.

With Carolyn & David

May 24, 2017, 6.45 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

This event is free and there will be food and drink to purchase. Donations to cover the cost of room hire are welcome

You are wlecome to join us for tea, cake and conversation about death in an open, respectful and confidential space. We meet simply as people who are going to die ...

Death Cafe: DC/Columbia Heights Death Cafe

Posted by sarahfarr on April 25, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

With Sarah, local end-of-life doula

May 21, 2017, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (eastern)

free event

I believe one of my roles as a death doula is to raise the public conversation about death. Death happens...let's talk about it!
Please join me at Sticky ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe West Hampstead

Posted by Josefine Speyer on April 25, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

With Josefine Speyer and Philomena Corrigan

May 8, 2017, 6.30 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. (BST)

The event is free, but donations are welcome!

This Death Cafe is part of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017!

We meet every second Monday of the month (except April and August).


Book a place via Eventbrite to help ...

Death Cafe: PDX Death Cafe

Posted by Holly Pruett on April 25, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

With PDX Death Café

May 21, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (pacific)

free, participants may make a donation to help cover costs

Advance registration is required through Eventbrite: 

Death Cafe: Flagstaff May 2017 Death Cafe

Posted by aleia@furthershore.org on April 25, 2017, 1:29 p.m.

With Aleia O'Reilly, Grace Marks, Rajean Bifano-Elzey, and Anna Robertson

May 20, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)

Donations help with space rental and refreshments

Local nonprofit, Further Shore sponsors this Cafe. It is open to spiritual and secular communities alike. Conversation topics are chosen by attendees and guided by facilitators. All Welcome!

Death Cafe: Brooklyn, NY Death Cafe

Posted by Amy Cunningham on April 25, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

With Green-Wood Cemetery

May 9, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Free, historic fund donations and memberships always welcomed.

Cookies, tea, coffee--and you comfortably chatting about death and dying with other wayfaring strangers. Please join us!

Amy Cunningham blogs at TheInspiredFuneral.com, and lectures regularly on green burials, mixed-faith ...

Death Cafe: Scarborough Death Cafe

Posted by Brigit Peacock on April 25, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

With Brigit Peacock & Mark Hancock

May 9, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (GMT)

Donations welcome to cover costs

This will be our fifth Death Cafe in the Scarborough region.  The last four have been well attended events in which people have made new friends, enjoyed coffee and cake ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cambridge

Posted by penny on April 25, 2017, 7:07 a.m.

With Penny

May 22, 2017, 6.45 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

The event is free and there will be food and drink to purchase. Donations to cover cost of room hire are welcome.

You are welcome to join us for tea, cake and conversation about death in an open, respectful and confidential space. We meet simply as people who are going to die ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Los Angeles

Posted by MadameLibrarian on April 24, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

With Adult Librarian

May 23, 2017, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (PST)


Death is not something that gets discussed regularly.  You’re not exactly the life of the party when you bring it up.  Why is that?  We all know about it ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Grenoble

Posted by Marie Vial on April 24, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

With Marie Vial

May 23, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UTC +2)

Participation suggérée 5€. Pour le thé, la nourriture, et l'accueil du théâtre.

J'organise un Death Café au Petit 38, rue Saint Laurent.

Je serai à la fois Hôtesse et Facilitatrice, par conséquent  il n'y a que 12 places.

Il ...