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 1793 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: Death Cafe in Montrea

Posted by Kit Racette on April 17, 2015, 1:47 p.m.



With Kit Racette

May 12, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Donations to cover costs are welcome!


Dath Cafe events are opportunities for people to talk about death and dying in whatever way these subjects have touched each one. Kit has no agenda - only to create a ...



Death Cafe: Stroud Death Cafe

Posted by pam on April 17, 2015, 11:04 a.m.


With Pammy Michell

April 21, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (British Summer Time)

Small donation requested for room hire



Death Cafe: Thirsk Death Cafe

Posted by Naomi Wood on April 17, 2015, 8:06 a.m.



With Geof, Pat, Liz, Sue and Naomi

May 28, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Suggested £3 donation goes towards costs of baking cakes, room hire and printing leaflets.


The event basically looks like this:

1. You turn up at the venue for 7pm

2. You have a coffee and a slice of cake if you want.

3. You ...



Death Cafe: Providence Death Cafe

Posted by Cassandra Tribe on April 17, 2015, 5:36 a.m.



With Cassandra Tribe, MHCA-RI/Oasis

May 20, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

$5 suggested donation if possible to help cover the costs of utilities for using the space.


***please let us know before hand if you have any food allergies we should be aware of ****

 As providers of services to marginalized communities, both Dragon Mountain and MHCA-RI have ...



Death Cafe write up: Providence Death Cafe

Posted by Cassandra Tribe on April 17, 2015, 5:35 a.m.


Ah...last night was something different yet again. The tale of a recent crow funeral witnessed open the evening to much talk about the necessity of connecting to others - not to heal, but too be heard. Personal worries, fears and hopes were shared. Much laughter abounded and the cake was good. One of the main topics of last night was how you try to learn to live with being happy and engaged in life, while waking up every morning to the extreme disappointment of having to struggle on through another dayof chronic pain - both emotional and physical. It was National Semi Colon day, a day that recognizes the ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Niagara

Posted by Oakwood Cemetery on April 16, 2015, 2:12 p.m.


With Michelle Kratts and Tim Baxter

Oct. 8, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (est)

bring a dessert to pass



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Niagara

Posted by Oakwood Cemetery on April 16, 2015, 2:06 p.m.

Nice meeting on April 9th. We are finding that a group below 20 people is about the right size. We had 13 at this meeting. It's more intimate and we are able to exchange thoughts and stories better. 
The meeting started with someone whose brother had committed suicide in January. He is still trying to grapple with the scope of it all. He is not happy with judgmental people telling him how suicide is selfish, or against a religion. He is happy for his brother's release from his pain. Interesting conversation.
Michelle had a few great conversation starters....when did you feel the most alive ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in DOVER, Tasmania

Posted by cathschlyder on April 16, 2015, 1:44 a.m.



With Geeveston Community Centre/Cath Schlyder

April 18, 2015, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Australia)

free event


This event has been funded by the Australian Government's Better Access to Palliative Care in Tasmania Program, through the Tasmanian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Networking End of ...



New Blog post: Death Cafe London – Latest developments / Inclusion policy

Posted by Jon Underwood on April 15, 2015, 4:22 p.m. 3 comments


 Introduction


Hi,


At the start of 2015 we had a poll about whether to try to set up a 'real' Death Cafe in London. This would be a coffee and events venue established specifically to facilitate engagement with death. In the end 126 people (91%) voted 'Yes we should try to set this up' and 13 people voted 'No we shouldn't.'


Buoyed by this I have been busy taking Death Cafe London forward. It ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe' Firenze

Posted by Accademia Metafisica Applicata AMA on April 15, 2015, 1:43 p.m.



With AMA Accademia di Metafisica Applicata

May 15, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Rome)

Free


A.M.A. comes to public choosing as the starting point an open meeting dedicated of death. A.M.A. enjoy to present you the Death Cafe formula as is ...



Resource: TED Talks

Posted by Lis Horwich on April 15, 2015, 11:27 a.m.


9 talks all related to dying and huge eyeopeners to a different way of thinking about death. Lasting from 5 to 15 mins each.

Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on April 15, 2015, 11:21 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

May 20, 2015, 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 requested donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on April 15, 2015, 11:19 a.m.



With Lis Horwich

May 11, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British summer time)

There is no fee, but if able, a £3 requested donation to cover costs of the event would be much appreciated.


Lis Horwich is the local host in Highcliffe. She trusts the more we talk about death the more we become at ease with the thought and the more we can ...



Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on April 15, 2015, 11:12 a.m.


Highcliffe Death Café never has a dull moment. This week 2 cafés were hosted the same week.

Monday evening saw 4 new members; it became a very colourful evening with great philosophical discussions taken place. Many references to books, films and Youtube were given, recommend you to watch: 9 TEDTalks with new ways to think about death.

Wednesday afternoon had visits from The Daily Echo, a journalist taking notes and asking many question of us all, the photographer snapping away for a while.

Weekly I’m approached by people from both north and south of the country asking how to set up a café – wonderful we are ...



Death Cafe: A Death Cafe in Virginia Water

Posted by Katrina Taee on April 15, 2015, 9:31 a.m.


With Katrina Taee and Jane Flynn

May 11, 2015, 6.45 p.m. - 8.45 p.m. (GMT)

We request a £3 donation to help cover the cost of the hire of the venue. We donate the cakes (homemade by the way) and drinks.


We start meeting at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.  We aim to make everyone feel welcomed and we are always delighted to see old and new faces.  The topics ...