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 1124 Death Cafes.

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Host a Death Cafe

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.


Recently in Hong Kong people have been talking about death. Read more >>

Recent posts

Death Cafe: San Jose Death Cafe

Posted by GRimositis on Sept. 22, 2014, 11:18 p.m.

With Geoffrey Rimositis

Nov. 2, 2014, 12.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. (Pacific Central Time)

No cost to attend

Death Café  
November 2, 12:30-2pm
First Unitarian Church
Classrooms 4-6

Whether or not you attend our annual Day of the Dead Service at 11 a.m., you are welcome ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Marrickville

Posted by mknight on Sept. 22, 2014, 3:44 p.m.

Our first Death Café in Marrickville was launched in spectacular style.  Hosted by Lazy Bones Lounge, by night a Jazz club but by day open for Death Café, we met as a group of strangers sitting together in overstuffed couches, dim lighting and eclectic décor all of which was perfect for our conversation. 

It had taken some time to find the right location, but I knew I had when after speaking with Craig the owner about the possibility of holding a Death Café he had said to me, “what a great idea”.  And the rest is history.

I had woken at 4:00am that morning to bake ...

Link: Dying Unfulfilled

Posted by Paige Lewis on Sept. 22, 2014, 3:38 p.m.

Death Cafe: Delco Death Cafe

Posted by siageah on Sept. 22, 2014, 1:56 p.m.

With Arlington Cemetery

Sept. 25, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)


Please join us for a conversation on issues surrounding death and dying. This will be an informal conversation for those who have an interest discussing this topic with others. Conversation ...

Death Cafe write up: Carmel Death Cafe in Indiana

Posted by evoci on Sept. 22, 2014, 11:48 a.m.

The Cafe was a lively gathering of people from the local area, including Anderson, IN.  Evaluation comments included descriptions such as "inviting, intriguing, timely", interesting, provcative and shared commonalities". and "valuable, spiritual and enlightening."

The environment was described by one person as "peaceful, calming and thoughtful".  

The most enjoyable aspect of the Death Cafe included "Hearing stories about death from people with wisdom and different life experiences", "meeting others with compassion", and "Sharing with others who are open in heart and in mind."

Several people signed up for the next cafe being held on Sunday, October 19.  To register for this free event, call Elaine at 317-730-5481; seating ...

Death Cafe: Sarasota Death Cafe #7

Posted by Continuity of Life on Sept. 22, 2014, 9:49 a.m.

With Lori Marshall & Mark Sanders

Oct. 4, 2014, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (EST)

Free with optional donation for facility

As the seasons change so does life. 

Come talk about life. Come talk about death. Come share your experience.

Every Death Café provides a new opportunity to meet with others ...

Death Cafe: Newton Death Cafe

Posted by Tricia Keith on Sept. 22, 2014, 9:07 a.m.

With Tricia Keith

Nov. 2, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (PST)

Folks simply pay for their tes, coffee and treats.

Youssif Ihab is happy to open his space for this event.

This will be a group-led discussion of three to four small groups of 3. Groups will re-mix half-way through.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Marrickville

Posted by mknight on Sept. 22, 2014, 7:31 a.m.

With Dr Michele Knight

Oct. 25, 2014, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Suggested gold coin entry donation in support of local charity.

Death, that final process of transition which we must all engage with is an event in our lives frequently feared and often misunderstood.  A Death Café provides an opportunity for ...

New Blog post: The Joy of being a Death Cafe Facilitator!

Posted by Continuity of Life on Sept. 21, 2014, 9:54 a.m.

It never ceases to amaze me how people can come together, many and most as strangers, sit in a circle and allow themselves to all become connected at some level. As a Death Cafe facilitator I have found each event to be unique and very interesting. We had our 6th Death Cafe yesterday with a crowd of 42, our first one had 15. 

Many who attand have no real idea what to expect or perhaps ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Rutland

Posted by nancys on Sept. 20, 2014, 8 p.m.

With Robin Taft and Nancy Scarcello

Sept. 24, 2014, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (eastern standard)

cake and tea

We came. We sat. We ate cake...and we talked about Death. The white haired gentleman at the end of the table was silent for a long time. Then someone ...

With Elisabetta Lucchi e Hilary Wilson

Oct. 4, 2014, 3.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (UTC/GMT)

ingresso libero e gratuito

Il Death Cafe è uno spazio accogliente e protetto dove le persone si incontrano per parlare della morte, condividendo sentimenti, emozioni, esperienze, una tazza di the e una fetta di torta ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe on the Dia de Los Muertos in Seattle-Eastside

Posted by Paige Lewis on Sept. 20, 2014, 4:23 p.m.

With Paige Lewis

Nov. 1, 2014, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Pacific)

Voluntary donations

The setting will be festive for our next Death Cafe. Please bring a friend and something edible to share.

This is a gathering for Death Cafe and to to remember ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Belfast, ME

Posted by nancy on Sept. 20, 2014, 3:01 p.m.

With Nancy McAlley

Oct. 20, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (eastern)


My hope is to make the public comfortable with the idea that we will all die some day. There is no age limit and the more we know about the ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Seattle - Greenwood

Posted by Seattle Death Guyz on Sept. 19, 2014, 12:12 p.m.


Here's what we had to say afterwards: open and safe conversation, nurturing, honest, awakening, deep connections formed quickly, thoughtful and informative, low key. Oh the places we roamed - playing ukuleles in beautiful cemeteries, what we want for our own deaths, new and old ways to approach death, caring for our dead. Brownies, the homeys at ‘the Couth’, and little Luna in her chair. We want to do it again and again.


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bristol

Posted by BristolMuseum on Sept. 19, 2014, 7:13 a.m.

With Paula Rainey Crofts & Dee Ryding

Oct. 31, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (gmt)

Free but donations for refreshments are appreciated.

This Death Cafe will be run as part of our Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. It will give people a safe and relaxed place to discuss death over tea ...