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 1059 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

New Blog post: Two Years Later, Slow & Steady

Posted by Kailin Zeigen Cobos on Aug. 27, 2014, 8:53 a.m.

I just called to say I love you


I just called to say how much I care, I do


I just called to say I love you


And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

 ---lyrics written by Stevie Wonder



One of my dad’s most sacred and favorite memories to share aloud was how he used to call my mom from work and serenade her with the song “I Just Called to ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe - family & friends event

Posted by avareyerson on Aug. 26, 2014, 7:50 p.m.

I love facilitating conversations about death and dying...it's my passion. So, how lucky was I to be able to share my passion with friends and family! 

In many ways the conversation flowed as it always does, and the sharing seemed as intimate as it always is when I facilitate Death Cafe's for the public. These conversations appear to transcend family and friends, to a human level. It doesn't matter if you're my immediate family, a dear friend or a complete stranger, the intimacy and sense of community goes deeper than even these connections. 

I am fascinated by the interaction. And I am fascinated ...

Death Cafe write up: Montpelier Death Cafe

Posted by MontpelierDeathCafe on Aug. 26, 2014, 1:42 p.m.


Making the decision to attend a Death Café is one that should be applauded.  While some attendees are eager for a space to openly talk about death, it still takes a certain courage for anyone to confront what many think of as life’s ultimate mystery.




As we talked this month it became clear that for many, death, perhaps because it is inevitable, is not really what scares us. Dying does and not knowing what comes next is what is truly unsettling. We have a choice about whether or not to be afraid of death, or we can at least do our best to condition ourselves to the ...

Death Cafe: Hyde Park Austin Death Cafe

Posted by clancymartin on Aug. 26, 2014, 12:47 p.m.

With Clancy Martin

Sept. 7, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central)


This Death Cafe will be featured in New York magazine. Confidentiality will be preserved.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Cambridge

Posted by zAz on Aug. 26, 2014, 6:19 a.m.

With Paul Richardson

Sept. 24, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.15 p.m. (UTC Dublin London)


Simply I have been to two death cafes and I have been touched by death like all beings will be. At one time or another in thier lives and at ...

Death Cafe: Halton Hills Death Cafe

Posted by cronesdancing on Aug. 26, 2014, 12:25 a.m.

With Ellen Newman and Marion Willms

Oct. 7, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (eastern)

Donations are welcome and will be given to the staff of the cafe as a way of thanking them for serving us.

Ellen and Marion feel hosting a Death Cafe is a way to make a positive contribution to life in their communities.  Both have found in their work and studies that ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Santa Barbara

Posted by lholzman on Aug. 25, 2014, 5:58 p.m.

With Lynn Holzman

Sept. 17, 2014, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (pst)


You're invited:
Death Cafe Santa Barbara in conjunction with The Center for Successful Aging
With Liz Bauer and Lynn Holzman 
Date:  Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time:  5:30-7 PM ...

Death Cafe: OKC Death Cafe

Posted by Jodi Adcock on Aug. 25, 2014, 3:57 p.m.

With Jodi Adcock

Sept. 7, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (central)

free discussion

I (Jodi) am currently taking a course at UCO on death, dying and bereavement.  I have been discussing the course with my mother who lives in Houston. My mom attended ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Southbury

Posted by jfs chaplain on Aug. 25, 2014, 1:14 p.m.

With Dana Bogatz

Sept. 9, 2014, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern)

No cost

This is our daytime gathering for DeathCafe. Past participants have commented on the warmth of the conversation, and the diversity of the participants. The food is not bad either! there ...

Death Cafe: Windy City Death Cafe

Posted by Kathy Miller, LCPC on Aug. 25, 2014, 12:51 p.m.

With Kathy Miller & Judy Lendsey

Oct. 29, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central)

$5 suggested donation to cover refreshments

Let's talk about death. Yours and mine. It's going to happen, no matter how much we deny or avoid thinking about it. Yikes, right?

But wait! What if ...

Death Cafe write up: Malvern Death Cafe

Posted by sue on Aug. 24, 2014, 12:25 p.m.

It's a blessing to have somewhere to go to talk about this.  No-one else in my life wants to consider the possibility of death.  I want to say stuff and not be tut tutted or shut down for being morbid. And I like that we can have a laugh about these things.

Video: More to Dying Than Meets the Eye

Posted by Paige Lewis on Aug. 24, 2014, 12:23 p.m.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Asheville

Posted by Saidosio on Aug. 24, 2014, 11:35 a.m.

With Said Osio

Sept. 28, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. (Eastern)


Our events are created to deepen that conversation which we hold most sacred the art of dying to live.

We incorporate contemplative fushion music and a practice that engages the ...

Practitioners question: Easton Mountain Death Cafe

Posted by Harry Faddis on Aug. 24, 2014, 9:54 a.m.

Easton Mountain Death Cafe

We are happy to have had our first Death Cafe here are Easton Mountain. We are a retreat center in upstate New York. We had 25 participants and were part of a deeply felt and wide-ranging discussion. We look forward to having the next one during our New Year's ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Stourbridge, West Midlands

Posted by EmbracingDying on Aug. 24, 2014, 6:56 a.m.

With Cathie Green

Oct. 4, 2014, 12.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (UK)

No donations asked for

So people can die without being terrified about their experience