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 3676 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 3676 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 38 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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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Mt. Airy Death Cafe

Posted by SHK on Oct. 24, 2016, 2:17 p.m.

With Shelby Kirillin

Nov. 18, 2016, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)


Death is such a taboo subject yet the one human experience we all share.  I believe that open conversation about death and dying can help take the fear out of ...

Death Cafe: West Newton Death Cafe

Posted by KateMason on Oct. 24, 2016, 11:51 a.m.

With Kate Mason and friends

Nov. 14, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)


Join us for the opportunity to talk and listen to ideas, hopes, plans and worries related to your last chapter-death. 

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Den Haag (1)

Posted by Stroom Den Haag on Oct. 24, 2016, 8:43 a.m.

With Stroom Den Haag

Nov. 2, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (European Standard time)


De Death Cafes vinden plaats in het kader van de tentoonstelling 'Ik sterf, dus ik ben' in Atrium City Hall in Den Haag.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Dublin

Posted by thegriefgeek on Oct. 24, 2016, 8:05 a.m.

With Dr Conor Mc Guckin, Dr Aoife M. Lynam & Caroline Lloyd

Nov. 17, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (gmt)


Death Cafe: October Digital Death Cafe

Posted by hannahsuzanna on Oct. 23, 2016, 9:30 p.m.

With Hannah Suzanna & Kenta Thomas

Oct. 27, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)




RSVP on the eventbrite page (octoberdigitaldeathcafe.eventbrite.com) in order to get information on how to participate AND to reserve your spot. To keep the time limit this event has ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Quincy

Posted by janejoy on Oct. 23, 2016, 8:44 p.m.

With Jane B. Ford and Priscilla Shute

Oct. 25, 2016, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern)


This is a facilitated discussion group where everyone is encouraged to share their ideas on dying, death and grief. NOTE: This is not a grief support group. If you are ...

Resource: Things To Know Before I Go

Posted by TreeLover99 on Oct. 23, 2016, 7:41 p.m.

Things To Know Before I Go

In addition to the emotional aspects of preparing for death, there is the business aspect of death.  I have come across a book "Things To Know Before I Go" which can be a valuable asset to help your loved ones deal with the business that will come following your death ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Devon

Posted by Nixie James-Scott on Oct. 23, 2016, 4:01 p.m.

With Nixie James-Scott, Annee Bury

Nov. 1, 2016, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (GMT)

Donations for printing costs etc

Death Cafe write up: Thamesford Death Cafe

Posted by Chcannon on Oct. 23, 2016, 3:31 p.m.

We held our first Death Cafe at  Westminster  United Church in Thamesford. There were 15 attendees in total. We conducted it as one group, but any larger a group would have required  breaking down into smaller groups, we have decided.  It was an unqualified success. All of the participants indicated in their evaluations, that they felt comfortable and they would strongly recommend others attend.  People were obviously engaged and respectful of each other's opinions and stories. There were differences of opinion expressed, particularly when the discussion of the value of cemetery visits arose. Most of the attendees indicated that they will probably come to the next Death ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Newcastle

Posted by EileenRidley on Oct. 23, 2016, 5:08 a.m.

With Eileen Ridley and Liz Kirsopp

Nov. 14, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (DST)

This Death Cafe is free

Each table at this Death Cafe will be facillitated to give people the chance to explore aspects of death and dying in a relaxed and safe space.

Booking essential.

Death Cafe: Kuolemakahvila // Death Cafe Helsinki

Posted by iidaannika on Oct. 21, 2016, 3:11 p.m.

With Annika and Tuuli

Nov. 2, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (UTC+02:00)

Free entrance

New Blog post: Seeing death

Posted by Amna on Oct. 21, 2016, 2:02 p.m. 1 comment

It's not that I fear death for myself but I am constantly scared of my loved ones dying even though they are healthy. It's gone to the length that I get this anxiety towards people who I haven’t had the opportunity to know well, I can't even talk to my crush without thinking he will somehow die the next day. I know its odd and awful thinking but its something that ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bellingham, MA

Posted by Elsa Elliott on Oct. 21, 2016, 1:56 p.m.

With Death Cafe at the Robin’s Nest Facilitated by Elsa Elliott and Danielle Dionne

Dec. 3, 2016, 5.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (EST)

Suggested donation of $10 to cover expenses

You are invited to join us for an open, confidential conversation about death in the fashion of the growing movement of Death Cafes. Death Cafes are being held all over ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe In Fairhaven, MA

Posted by RevJordinn on Oct. 21, 2016, 9:52 a.m.

With Rev. Jordinn Nelson Long

Nov. 1, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Suggested donation $4 / $2. This defrays building costs and helps us feed you cake!

Cake and open discussion for all, on All Saints Day.  Come, let us wonder together.  

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Boston Spa

Posted by oasishelen on Oct. 21, 2016, 4:16 a.m.

With Helen Green

Nov. 30, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Donations for refreshments

The Oasis School of Human Relations is kindly providing the venue for this event.

Please email to let us know you're coming.  Thanks.