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 3216 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 3216 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 - Bloor St W

Posted by luginbu on May 27, 2016, 7:53 p.m.



With Donald Eckler

Aug. 24, 2016, 8.15 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. (EST)

Suggested donation $5


Why are we so reluctant to talk about death?  Death is something we’re all intimately involved with, but don’t often discuss.  
 
Come join us as we host our ...


Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Bloor St W

Posted by luginbu on May 27, 2016, 7:38 p.m.



With Donald Eckler

July 27, 2016, 8.15 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. (EST)

Suggested donation $5


Why are we so reluctant to talk about death?  Death is something we’re all intimately involved with, but don’t often discuss.  
 
Come join us as we host our ...


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oakland

Posted by Brooke Deputy on May 27, 2016, 12:04 p.m.



With brooke deputy

June 14, 2016, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (PDT)

Free


Death Cafe Oakland is a safe, welcoming place in which people  share their ideas, concerns, fears, and hopes about death as well as coffee, tea, and cookies. Death Cafe is ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Kingston

Posted by Revisiting_Genesis on May 27, 2016, 4:49 a.m.

The Death Café was attended by 5 people, with the initial topic for discussion to be death online and digital legacy, as these were themes present in the work on show at the gallery space. The event was attended by a student who was doing her thesis on the ecology of death and the design projects that were in place to faciliate the most eco-friendly ways of dying possible. As a result of this, the conversation was orientated towards these themes which was very insightful and educational for all involved. What was interesting was that the conversation focused on these environmental topics in death, and then went back ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe San Francisco, CA

Posted by cayateybailar on May 26, 2016, 10:12 a.m.



With Danielle Brandon, Jim Van Buskirk and Harvey Schwartz

July 25, 2016, 6.15 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (pacific)

free. Consider donating on the Death Cafe website.


Based on the international movement started by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid in the UK. Death cafe is an accessible and respectful community space for the discussion of all ...


Death Cafe: Death Cafe San Francisco, CA

Posted by cayateybailar on May 26, 2016, 10:12 a.m.



With Danielle Brandon, Jim Van Buskirk and Harvey Schwartz

Aug. 22, 2016, 6.15 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (pacific)

free. Consider donating on the Death Cafe website.


Based on the international movement started by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid in the UK. Death cafe is an accessible and respectful community space for the discussion of all ...


Death Cafe: Death Cafe San Francisco, CA

Posted by cayateybailar on May 26, 2016, 10:11 a.m.



With Danielle Brandon, Jim Van Buskirk and Harvey Schwartz

Sept. 26, 2016, 6.15 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (pacific)

free. Consider donating on the Death Cafe website.


Based on the international movement started by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid in the UK. Death cafe is an accessible and respectful community space for the discussion of all ...


Death Cafe: Lafayette Death Cafe

Posted by Suemackey on May 25, 2016, 11:04 p.m.



With Lafayette Public Library

June 16, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (mountain)

No cost


The Lafayette Public Library is hosting Death Cafes as a way of bringing adult patrons together to have authentic conversation about the one thing we ALL have in common!  Please ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe West Los Angeles

Posted by Leslie Gelfand on May 25, 2016, 3:07 p.m.



With Leslie Gelfand

Aug. 31, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (pacific)

Free. Donations welcome to cover the cost of refreshments.


Join us in a relaxed setting to drink tea and coffee and eat cake and cookies and discuss everything to do with death and dying, life and living.

No lectures ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe West Los Angeles

Posted by Leslie Gelfand on May 25, 2016, 3:06 p.m.



With Leslie Gelfand

July 27, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (pacific)

Free. Donations welcome to cover the cost of refreshments.


Join us in a relaxed setting to drink tea and coffee and eat cake and cookies and discuss everything to do with death and dying, life and living.

No lectures ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Saskatoon

Posted by Saskatoon on May 25, 2016, 1:58 p.m.



With Karla Combres and Lisa Greig

May 30, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (CST)

Free


A Death Café offers a creative way to explore how death can inform and inspire the way we live. As a rapidly growing movement, you will find a Death Caf ...



Death Cafe: SW London Death Cafe

Posted by Suzanne Michal on May 25, 2016, 1:09 p.m.



With Suzanne Michal

June 20, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Free event, a suggested donation of £5 to contribute towards printing postcards to put in local hospices and cemeteries and to support my energy running this monthly event.


My aim is to hold a space where we can talk and listen freely,openly and with vulnerability about our relationship to death. This opens the door for healing and ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Hitchin

Posted by salli on May 25, 2016, 11:20 a.m.



With Salli

May 31, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. (GMT)

All contributions gratefully received, to cover room hire.


Death Cafe Hitchin has held monthly meetings for over a year. Join us for thought-provoking conversation.  Discuss issues that you perhaps would prefer to avoid!  Sort out your priorities, don ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Prescott

Posted by FirstThursdays on May 24, 2016, 10:41 p.m.



With Nancy Van der Voort

June 2, 2016, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (MST)

No donations at this time.


I have had numberous reasons to develop a comfortable ability to share conversations about death and its process.  Yet, I recognize that many people haven't found comfortable outlets for ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Denmark, Australia

Posted by Kristy Ratcliffe on May 24, 2016, 10:03 p.m.



With Kristy Ratcliffe and Lyndal Gallaway

June 20, 2016, 10.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Australian Western Standard Time)

Donations for morning tea are requested


 

This will be a sharing circle for people to share anything that comes up for them around the topic of death and dying. Tea, coffee, and baked treats will be ...