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 2260 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 2260 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 31 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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Recent posts

Death Cafe write up: St. Louis Area Death Cafe

Posted by dbanocy on Aug. 29, 2015, 12:57 p.m.

Another Death Cafe in the books!  It is so liberating to talk so openly about death.  It is the one thing we have in common and the input by everyone is so interesting!  i can't wait to meet again!



Death Cafe: Salt Spring Death Cafe

Posted by AnnaHaltrecht on Aug. 29, 2015, 12:41 p.m.



With Anna Haltrecht and Salt Spring Hospice facilitators

Oct. 3, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (PDT)

refreshments by donation


After a first successful season of 4 Death Cafes, Salt Spring is continuing with 5 more: October 3  & 31, and January 30, March 5 & April 30 in 2016. Thank you ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in London

Posted by Panagiotis Pentaris on Aug. 29, 2015, 6:03 a.m.



With Literary Kitchen Festival

Oct. 13, 2015, 4.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (UTC+00:00)

free



Death Cafe write up: Second Death Cafe Footscray

Posted by PetaMurray on Aug. 29, 2015, 3:26 a.m.

This was an intimate gathering in the main gallery space of the Footscray Community Arts Centre. We were grateful for the contributions from all participants at the table. The passionfruit and banana cake seemed to go down a treat too.

 

There will be a third and final Death Cafe (in this series, anyway) on 26 September, in the same venue, at the same time. 



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oakland

Posted by jotartare on Aug. 28, 2015, 4:48 p.m.



With Brooke Deputy, Amani Loutfy, Bill Palmer, Jo Townson

Sept. 9, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Pacific )

Free, but you must register on EventBrite link below



Death Cafe: Ashland Death Cafe

Posted by julianspalding on Aug. 28, 2015, 12:45 p.m.



With Laurel Miller Selene Seltzer Julian Spalding Patrick Fitzsimmons Jennifer Mathews Lily Myers Kaplan

Oct. 6, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Donations requested towards treats and venue rental



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Alameda

Posted by SusanAlameda on Aug. 28, 2015, 10:02 a.m.



With Susan Barber & Christine Kovach

Sept. 13, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific)

donations are gladly accepted to cover room cost and baking costs :)


This is our 7th Death Cafe in Alameda, and we continue to be inspired, and encouraged by those attenting these cafes.  It's wonderful to give folks a place, and ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Edinburgh

Posted by Maddie Denton on Aug. 28, 2015, 7:37 a.m.



With Maddie Denton

Oct. 11, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

No cost but donations accepted.


Are you interested in death, but feel you aren't able to talk about it? Here is your answer! 

You are invited to attend a Death Cafe here in Edinburgh ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Sendai

Posted by Grief Cafe Sendai on Aug. 28, 2015, 5:25 a.m.

Death Café Sendai

You’re invited to Sendai’s first Death Café.

At Death Cafes people come together in a relaxed and safe
setting to discuss death and life, drink tea/coffee and eat
delicious food (organic food if available).

Objective:
To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their mortal lives.

Who: All are welcome. (All ages are welcome)
When: Saturday 5 September, 2015
Where: MADAMADA (address on registration)
Time: 1:45pm for 2pm start until 4pm

1000 yen for drink and coffee

For information about Death Cafe Sendai, please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grief-Cafe-Sendai/1612714342333597

Pouring light ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe, Santa Monica

Posted by Trisha Jauchler on Aug. 27, 2015, 6:38 p.m.



With Trisha Jauchler, MA, MS, RDT/BCT

Oct. 1, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PDT)

Donations accepted for refreshments


Please email to reserve a spot and receive location and directions  Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.  Sponsored by On Bright Wings death midwifery services.



Death Cafe: Ashland Death Cafe

Posted by julianspalding on Aug. 26, 2015, 5:39 p.m.



With Laurel Miller Selene Seltzer Julian Spalding Patrick Fitzsimmons Jennifer Mathews Lily Myers Kaplan

Oct. 6, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PDT)

Donations cover venue rental and refreshments



Death Cafe: Death Cafe San Francisco, CA

Posted by cayateybailar on Aug. 26, 2015, 3:28 p.m.



With Danielle Brandon, Jim Van Buskirk and Harvey Schwartz

Oct. 25, 2015, 12.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (pacific)

free


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 Aug. 26, 2015, 3:19 p.m.



With Danielle Brandon, Jim Van Buskirk and Harvey Schwartz

Sept. 28, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (pacific)

free


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 Grants Pass OR

Posted by grantspass on Aug. 26, 2015, 1:01 p.m.



With Volunteers: Trish, Bernie, Peggy, Athena, Marge and Lucinda

Sept. 17, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (PST)

Free; Donations appreciated to offset event costs



Death Cafe write up: St. George, Maine Death Cafe IV

Posted by Sylvia Sienikehä Pearlman on Aug. 25, 2015, 6:43 p.m.


The fourth cafe in a monthly series -- a lively, lovely evening, with great food, conversation and company.

I look forward to gathering again in the spring upon my return from Canada's west coast!