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 3448 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 3448 events. Death Cafes never involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions. Interesting conversation is 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 33 countries.

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Support Death Cafe

Offering Death Cafe is great fun but also a lot of work. If you value what we are doing please consider donating towards our costs.

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To read about our work to set up a brick & mortar Death Cafe in London click here >>

Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Honolulu (#8)

Posted by Leilani Maxera on Aug. 25, 2016, 12:16 a.m.

With Leilani Maxera

Sept. 19, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (HST)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe MEBANE

Posted by Sara Williams on Aug. 24, 2016, 7:16 p.m.

With Sara Williams

Sept. 21, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern)


Death Cafe: Tampa Death Cafe

Posted by Cat Martin on Aug. 24, 2016, 5:24 p.m.

With Cat Martin

Aug. 28, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Donations towards the use of the venue.

Thanks to Roberto Torres of The Blind Tiger for the venue.

Mum gave me a recipe for a lemon flavoured cake, Which y'all get to eat :)


Death Cafe write up: Tampa Death Cafe

Posted by Cat Martin on Aug. 24, 2016, 5:20 p.m.

An article in The Tampa Bay Times really helped to publise the event. Conversation was lively and wide ranging. Thanks to Brianna, and to Roberto and those who attended

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Glastonbury

Posted by Marisa Picardo on Aug. 24, 2016, 3:18 p.m.

With Marisa Picardo

Sept. 18, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

By Donation

This Death Café will run monthly to two monthly, alternating on a Sunday afternoon at Coffee Zero and at the Sweet Track Centre midweek evenings. Both venues are located on ...

Death Cafe: Surbiton Death Cafe

Posted by Annette-and-Fred on Aug. 24, 2016, 7:38 a.m.

With Fred Ashmore and Annette Gamblin

Sept. 17, 2016, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (United Kingdom)

free, but there will be a voluntary donation for Syrian Refugees

We both think that Death Cafes are a great idea and like the recommended approach of providing a space where everyone has permission to talk about the mental, emotional, spiritual ...

Death Cafe: Kimberley Death Cafe

Posted by Jeff Buck on Aug. 24, 2016, 1:16 a.m.

With Jeff Buck

Oct. 11, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Coffee, tea and cake will be on sale

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Ventura, CA

Posted by Ventura Death Cafe on Aug. 23, 2016, 4:52 p.m.

With Roze Room Hospice of Ventura

Sept. 24, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific)


Roze Room Hospice is sponsoring Ventura's first Death Cafe event, however there is no intention of leading particiapnts to any conclusion, product, or course of action.

We simply want ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Seattle - North King County

Posted by Loren Peters on Aug. 23, 2016, 4:48 p.m.

With Loren Peters

Sept. 12, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

There is no cost.

All are welcome.  Please come and add your voice to our ongoing conversation about dying, death and life.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in East Hartford, CT

Posted by Dan Blinn on Aug. 23, 2016, 3:51 p.m.

With Dan Blinn & Hartford Area Humanists

Oct. 13, 2016, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)


This is one of Six Death Cafes Being Sponsored in Connecticut by a group of Celebrants who are certified by Humanist Society.

Please RSVP on our Meetup Page:

https://www ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in San Diego, CA

Posted by Barbara Bailey on Aug. 22, 2016, 9:29 p.m.

With Barbara Bailey, MS, RN

Sept. 21, 2016, 12.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. (Pacific )

We accept donations

Practitioners question: Scottsdale Death Café

Posted by octogenoman on Aug. 22, 2016, 2:36 p.m. 1 comment

I am finding it impossible to post a new meeting for our Death Café. When I go to "Post your Death Café, all I can get is a page to post a new D.C. We have been holding these meetings off and on for almost two years, so we ...

Death Cafe: Nailsworth Death Cafe

Posted by JaneDiamond on Aug. 22, 2016, 7:40 a.m.

With Jane Diamond & Tracey Clements

Sept. 29, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (GMT)


This is now becoming a regular bi-monthly event in the Nailsworth calendar of community events. As always, we aim to keep the evening as informal and relaxed as possible, for ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Didsbury, Manchester

Posted by homecafe_M20 on Aug. 22, 2016, 5:36 a.m.

With Hannah Heasley

Sept. 8, 2016, 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (GMT)

The cafe will be open, serving hot chocolate, teas, coffee and cake.

Home cafe is a safe and inclusive place where everyone is welcome - just as they are. We're a registered charity and are committed to opening up spaces where people ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Corvallis

Posted by dorbolo on Aug. 21, 2016, 10:11 p.m.

With Jon Louis Dorbolo

Dec. 21, 2016, 12.00 p.m. - 1.00 p.m. (PST)

No donations, buy your own coffee and cake.

Got thoughts about mortality? Death Café Corvallis is simply in order to listen and talk about death.

Death Café Corvallis is NOT a support group, therapeutic agenda, debate society, social ...