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 2748 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 2748 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 32 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: Colorado Springs Death Cafe

Posted by GoingMyWay on Feb. 5, 2016, 1:07 p.m.

With Going-My Way Deathcare & Returning Home

Feb. 16, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (MST)

All donations go to Returning Home, a non-profit home funeral organization

Death Cafe: Nailsworth Death Cafe

Posted by JaneDiamond on Feb. 5, 2016, 5:39 a.m.

With Jane Diamond and Tracey Clements

March 17, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (UK)

Free event

This is the first event of its kind in Nailsworth and we really don't know what to expect in terms of how many people will attend! We want to ...

Art: Friends & Ancestors Held In the Cosmos

Posted by char on Feb. 4, 2016, 9:30 p.m. 1 comment

Friends & Ancestors Held In the Cosmos

Decided to go for it on the spur -o-the-moment , and painted my starry madonna on a reclaimed shade from the Away Station. Used wax drippings to represent the celestial stars, and then washed over with a giagantic japanese brush. It was fun to make use of natural pigments and hand mix with medium. Photos of ancestors I pulled off computer, rubbing my hands over their faces with gloss medium, whenI added a little smudge of gold powder on their heart or forehead or let it brush out like wings, I surprised myself, and became a bit moved.
Dialing in and saying 'YES', (even last minute), to creativity ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Fairfax, California

Posted by char on Feb. 4, 2016, 9:11 p.m.

How rich to share on Death amongst familiars, friends and many new faces in the sacred space of openess and beauty Sukhasiddhi Foundation provided.

Hard to fathom the many perspectives and thoughtful personal shares took place in the course of ONLY 2 hours - deep medicine.

Some skeletons came out of the closet and comfortably danced together for a bit, gaining some footing into the mystery by sharing something of what has been experienced of death so far, every ear open to one another, learning more, what moves are possible and how it might be ... heart emoticon

When it was over, I felt most of us wanting to continue ...

Death Cafe: North Vancouver Death Cafe

Posted by Catherine_Tremblay on Feb. 4, 2016, 8:21 p.m.

With Catherine Tremblay and Yulia Kochubievsky

Feb. 29, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (PST)

Suggested donation of $3 for tea and cookies

Death is such a taboo in the North American culture.  And yet there is one certainty in life: we are all going to die.  We are passionate about raising awareness ...

Death Cafe: Lafayette Death Cafe

Posted by Suemackey on Feb. 4, 2016, 6:34 p.m.

With Lafayette Public Library

Feb. 18, 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 our one great equalizer. Please come if you're ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe-London Ontario

Posted by shancalv on Feb. 4, 2016, 5:03 p.m.

With Shannon Calvert

Feb. 9, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested Donation $2 to $5

This will be a group oriented discussion with no specific agenda or biases. Just space for people to share ideas, feelings, experiences, questions, concerns and to honour death in our ...

Link: At My Funeral

Posted by westybuoy on Feb. 4, 2016, 1:15 p.m.

They say such nice things about you at your funeral I'm sorry I'm going to miss mine by  just a few short days.

Garrison Keilor

Art: The End of Myself

Posted by westybuoy on Feb. 4, 2016, 12:48 p.m.

The End of Myself

Check out the End of Myself T shirt.

Death Cafe: Tucson Death Cafe

Posted by tucsondeathcafe on Feb. 4, 2016, 11:48 a.m.

With Isabel Amorous

March 2, 2016, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone)

Donations accepted for refreshments & printing costs

Thanks to Bookman's for their continued support and the greater Tucson community. You rock!

Death Cafe write up: Tucson Death Cafe

Posted by tucsondeathcafe on Feb. 4, 2016, 11:39 a.m.

Tucson’s Death Café February edition was super sweet! We had the magic number of 17 attendees and many new faces. Among them were two women who traveled from Tempe/Phoenix, a pair of Minnesota snowbirds hoping to start Death Cafe in their hometown, and someone working to bring Death Café to the local deaf community. Subjects that came up for discussion were: “How do we talk about death to our family and friends?” “What is the status of new cultural movements such as home funerals, green burials, and aid-in-dying?” “What is relief grief? Is it a common experience and “okay” to feel relieved – for any reason – such ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in High Wycombe

Posted by taranorth on Feb. 4, 2016, 9:32 a.m.

With Reverend Tara North

Feb. 29, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

The cafe is free; however, if you wish to make a donation to my Build a Loo in the Third World Fundraiser you will be welcome to do so.

Let's Get Talking!

This is an opportunity for people to get together to talk about Death.  It is the one certainty in life but people are afraid to say ...

Death Cafe: Flagstaff Death Cafe

Posted by aleia@furthershore.org on Feb. 3, 2016, 5:51 p.m.

With Aleia O'Reilly, Meg Leander, and Angela Krupica

Feb. 20, 2016, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Saving Time)




Local nonprofit, Further Shore sponsors this Cafe. It is open to spiritual and secular communities alike. Conversation topics are chosen by attendees and guided by facilitators. All Welcome!

Death Cafe: Death Cafe West Los Angeles

Posted by Leslie Gelfand on Feb. 3, 2016, 4:01 p.m.

With Leslie Gelfand

Feb. 24, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 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 Brevard

Posted by mpsprings on Feb. 3, 2016, 1:04 p.m.

With Food Matters

Feb. 21, 2016, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (EST)


Death Cafe opens the conversation that we all need to have. An international movement, it explores the great mystery of living and dying.  Our intent for Brevard is to hold ...