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 5458 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 5458 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 52 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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Death Cafe: Aurora Public Library Death Cafe

Posted by AmyRoth on Nov. 20, 2017, 10:52 a.m.

With Richard and Gina Santori Public Library of Aurora

Jan. 25, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (CST)


Aurora Public Library held a Death Cafe in 2017 and it drew a very good crowd. We felt people left with a sense of community and that they were as ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Glastonbury

Posted by Marisa Picardo on Nov. 20, 2017, 5:18 a.m.

With Marisa Picardo

Dec. 3, 2017, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (GMT)

By Donation

This Death Café will run every two months, alternating on a weekend afternoon  and midweek evenings. Venues are located in the centre of  town. As the name suggests it’s ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Linz, Austria - Mit dem Tod bei Kaffee und Kuchen

Posted by Aileen on Nov. 20, 2017, 3:59 a.m.

Seit zwei Jahren wächst das Linzer Death Cafe kontinuierlich, was zwar sehr erfreulich ist, aber es stellt uns auch vor gewissen Herausforderungen. Ein wirklich persönliches Gespräch mit mehr als 15 oder 16 Leute ist einfach schwierig. Da wir seit dem Sommer regelmässig über 30 Teilnehmer_innen haben, haben wir schon mehrmals versucht, uns in zwei Gruppen aufzuteilen, aber da sind die Gruppen so groß, dass es akustisch anstrengend ist.
Heute haben wir zum ersten mal ein Kaffeehaus Model mit ca. 8 kleineren Tischen ausprobiert. Im Großen und Ganzen hat es funktioniert, aber wir möchten das Model noch ein bisschen verbessern.
Nächstes mal ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Atlanta

Posted by Lisa Oliver on Nov. 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

This was the first Death Cafe in SW Atlanta.  Our group of 6 consisted of 4 females (2@65+, 1@40's, 1@18) and 2 males (1@53, 1@23).  I gave the demographics of the group because this cross section of ages provided a lively discussion, plenty of stories and some thoughtful, insightful comments.

A lot of laughter too!

The cake provided a lot of laughter ~ can you believe I actually paid a bakery to make this cake :-)

Death Cafe: Death Cafe of North Berrien

Posted by teresasmithers on Nov. 19, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

With Artes & Craft Store

Nov. 26, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (ETD)

no cost

Death happens to all of us at one point or another, yet we’re more removed from it now than at any time in history. Death Cafe is a “lively ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Porto Alegre

Posted by Death Cafe Porto Alegre on Nov. 19, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

É sobre a morte, sobre seus medos, sua leveza, sua diversão .. Sobre o fenômeno natural tememos, mas vamos ter que enfrentá-lo algum dia... 

Vem com a gente para participar da leveza em falar ela!

Practitioners question: evaluations

Posted by samtenchodron on Nov. 19, 2017, 2:01 p.m. 1 comment

I'm unclear about the follow-up for the Death Cafe.  Are the evaluations submitted in any way to DeathCafe.com?  Is there any other post-cafe activity that deathcafe.com would like from the host?

Death Cafe: Annville Free Library’s Second Death Cafe

Posted by BLLLINK on Nov. 19, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

With The Annville Free Library in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources | Lebanon County partners' network

Dec. 2, 2017, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Eastern)

TOTALLY FREE TO ATTEND though some have asked whether they may bring refreshments. Of course, you may! Do let us know if you are.

This will be Death Cafe number five this year for Lebanon County. 

We've found that the conversations that people have had are being shared with friends, family members and ...

Death Cafe write up: The first Death Cafe at tellus three sixty in downtown Lancaster

Posted by BLLLINK on Nov. 19, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

We had a great evening at Tellus THREE SIXTY. Really good conversations covering a broad array of topics at three separate tables.

Everyone echoed that the people they met were so interesting and the discussions were quite compelling.

We pretty much agreed we should hold another Death Cafe at Tellus THREE SIXTY ... and the folks there agreed.

We're looking an another in January, 2018.


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Atlanta

Posted by Lisa Oliver on Nov. 19, 2017, 9:51 a.m.

With Lisa C. Oliver, Ed.D.

Dec. 17, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Eastern)

No cost.

Just come to enjoy the cake, coffee, and stimulating conversation!

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Albany WA

Posted by Albany WA Death Cafe on Nov. 19, 2017, 6:55 a.m.

With Kate Thomas/Irene Montefiore

Nov. 24, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (WAT)

No charge to participate, but a donation towards room hire would be appreciated.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe North Clairemont

Posted by anitabo412 on Nov. 18, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

With Barbara Bailey, MS, RN

Dec. 13, 2017, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Pacific)


Anyone is welcome.  It is for ages 18 and over, families, friends and co-workers.

Bring an open mind, an open heart and your curiosity.


RSVP:  Registration is required and space ...

Death Cafe: Nyack Death Cafe

Posted by Kerry Potter on Nov. 17, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

With Kerry Potter

Dec. 3, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Eastern Standard )


Join us for Tea and Treats  as we meet to discuss all aspects of death and dying.  This is a safe, respectful space where you can share beliefs, curiosity, fear ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Trinity

Posted by diana@heartwoodpreserve.com on Nov. 17, 2017, 12:24 p.m.

With People PLaces, LLC

Dec. 6, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (east)


People Places LLC is our meeting space for this Death Cafe.

Death Cafe: Ashland Death Cafe

Posted by AshlandDeathCafe on Nov. 17, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

With The Facilitation Team

Dec. 14, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

Donations help cover expenses like the venue, food and admin costs.

Ashland Death Cafe offers a creative way to explore how death can inform and inspire the way we live.