Welcome to Death Cafe

At Death Cafes 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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A Death Cafe is a special occasion - a discussion group where the only topic is death. And it makes for a fantastic conversation! To date we've held 1246 Death Cafes.

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We offer support to set up your own Death Cafe. Organising a Death Cafe is enjoyable, easy and life-enhancing.

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Lets talk about death!

This website is an online space to talk about death. Please share your thoughts, links and art about death and post your Death Cafes.


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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Colorado Springs Death Cafe

Posted by DebDewey on Oct. 30, 2014, 4:22 p.m.

With Deb Dewey

Oct. 31, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (mountain)


Cottonwood is having their annual
Day of the Dead and Art show.

Come join us upstairs in room 236

The floor is open to discussion and talk, with out judgment ...

Death Cafe: San Antonio Death Cafe

Posted by SanAntonioDeathCafe on Oct. 30, 2014, 1:09 p.m.

With Dana Fox

Nov. 8, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Central)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe NOLA

Posted by mollykai42 on Oct. 29, 2014, 10:42 p.m.

With Molly Thomas

Nov. 2, 2014, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Central)

Bring $ for a drink at Pagoda

I want this cafe to be a place where young people can have fun and talk about some of the thought-provoking and creative aspects of preparing for death. All ages ...

Death Cafe: Markham Death Cafe

Posted by linda on Oct. 29, 2014, 7:54 p.m.

With Linda Stuart

Nov. 27, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (eastern)


Link: Mortality and Commitment Survey

Posted by natashaburdo on Oct. 29, 2014, 7:02 p.m.

Hello everyone! Im hoping the death cafe comuity can help me out with some reasearch I am conducting regarding Mortality and Commitment. I am an Undergraduate Student at Colorado State University in their Psychology department. The purpose of this research is to gain better insight as to how mortality affects ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe San Diego

Posted by Bill Simmons on Oct. 29, 2014, 5:39 p.m.

With Bill Simmons

Nov. 21, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Pacific)

No donations

Alta La Jolla Drive (1570) is short street off of Cardeno Dr, which is an extension of Fanuel in Pacific Beach, and of Nautalus in La Jolla (one street, three ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe A Coruña

Posted by Death Café A Coruña on Oct. 29, 2014, 10:35 a.m.

With El Hacedor de Charlas

Oct. 31, 2014, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (GMT+1)


Death Cafe: Delco Death Cafe

Posted by siageah on Oct. 29, 2014, 9:15 a.m.

With Delco Death Cafe

Nov. 10, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)



 Come join us in Delaware County for our next Death Cafe at 320 Market Cafe in Swarthmore, PA.  Join us to discuss the last "taboo" subject, death and dying.  We ...

Death Cafe write up: Northern Alberta Death Cafe

Posted by marianne2013 on Oct. 28, 2014, 9:58 p.m.

one full year of holding the Northern Alberta Death Cafe....  Some very small groups and some larger, they all seem to fit and the conversations are always interesting and some even thought provoking.....

With the new political push for dying with dignity there are some ethical questions around all of the choices one can or hopes to be able to make on their own.  

Blessings to all you followers....

Death Cafe write up: Flagstaff August Death Cafe

Posted by aleia@furthershore.org on Oct. 28, 2014, 4:17 p.m.

We are joined today by several young students of psychology from the local Northern Arizona University. What an honor to have them be interested in talking about death! The lemon drizzle cake was also a big hit. . . Here are some comments from our August Death Cafe:

*The depth of kindness in this group is extraordinary

*I enjoy the "attitude of gratitude" I call this my "fear reduction group!"

*I love that I don't have to explain what i mean when I say I have a "Death Cafe buzz!"

*The conversations in our group just flow into one another. . . it brought the 'mystery' back to me.

*We spoke ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Taiwan

Posted by CelinJheng on Oct. 28, 2014, 1:37 p.m. 2 comments

We made it !!!!

The death cafe is successful.


Death Cafe: Death Cafe, Kansas City, North

Posted by Steve Smith on Oct. 28, 2014, 12:05 p.m.

With Steve Smith

Nov. 18, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Central Standard)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bath

Posted by suecaden on Oct. 27, 2014, 2:17 p.m.

With Sue Caden

Dec. 15, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (gmt)

suggested donations towards hire of cafe

New Blog post: Celebrating one year of Death Cafe Southbury

Posted by jfs chaplain on Oct. 27, 2014, 11:55 a.m.

A little over a year ago I read an article in the NY Times (front page, no less) about places where one could talk about death with like-minded seekers, all while imbibing tea and cake.

As a rabbi, I have often been frustrated when encountering families where a death has occurred and they seem totally surprised and clueless. They are unclear about what they, not to mention the deceased, believe about death, what they want ...

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Oct. 27, 2014, 11:21 a.m.

With Lis Horwich

Nov. 10, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Donations will cover cake and drinks.

I really think death and dying are most fasinating subjects, as I believe the more we talk about these subjects and the more we become at easy with them, the ...