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 3070 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 3070 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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Recent posts

New Blog post: Death Denial

Posted by Paul Veliyathil on April 29, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

Death is a taboo topic among humans. The denial and discomfort about this dreaded topic is beautifully and humorously depicted in the recently released book, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant: A memoir by Ros Chast, staff cartoonist for the New Yorker.

In my line of work as a hospice chaplain, I find that a lot of patients with terminal diagnosis, are afraid or reluctant to talk about the D word. Once, the ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Long Sutton

Posted by CatMaddy on April 29, 2016, 8:53 a.m.

With St Barnabas Hospice

May 12, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)


We are hosting a Death Cafe during Dying Matters Week to help to stimulate conversations about dying, death and bereavement.


Three Counties Deli and Coffee Shop will be hosting a ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Lincoln

Posted by CatMaddy on April 29, 2016, 8:50 a.m.

With St Barnabas Hospice

May 15, 2016, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (GMT)


We are hosting a Death Cafe during Dying Matters Week to help to stimulate conversations about dying, death and bereavement.


The Angel Coffee House will be hosting a collection of ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tri Cities

Posted by Kathy Bray on April 29, 2016, 12:30 a.m.

With Kathy Bray

May 6, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Pacific time)

No charge but please buy your own refreshments and frozen yogurt!

This is not a grief therapy group.  

It is a friendly and interesting group of people discussing death, dying, and end of life concerns.  


Bring an open mind, an open ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Revelstoke, BC

Posted by kristamanuel on April 28, 2016, 11:25 p.m.

With Krista Cadieux

May 5, 2016, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Pacific time)


This event will be registration first; we are only able to accomodate 20 individuals and the remainder will be on a wait list.  Please Contact Krista at 250-814-0080

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Santa Barbara

Posted by lholzman on April 28, 2016, 11:04 p.m.

With Lynn Holzman and Liz Bauer

May 18, 2016, 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (PST)


Please note earlier time
You're invited:
Death Cafe Santa Barbara in conjunction with The Center for Successful Aging
with Liz Bauer and Lynn Holzman 
Date:  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe-London Ontario

Posted by shancalv on April 28, 2016, 10:23 p.m.

With Shannon Calvert

May 10, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Suggested Donation $2 to $5

Death cafes are respectful spaces for the discussion of all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. They are a group oriented discussion with no ...

Death Cafe: Elgin-St. Thomas Death Cafe

Posted by HOPE in Elgin on April 28, 2016, 5:50 p.m.


June 27, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Donations towards refreshments

Hospice Outreach Programs of Elgin.  

Death Cafe: Lafayette Death Cafe

Posted by Suemackey on April 28, 2016, 5:22 p.m.

With Lafayette Public Library

May 19, 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 Todmorden

Posted by Pushing Up Daisies on April 28, 2016, 12:19 p.m.

With Andrew Daley & Sue Robinson

May 10, 2016, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (BST)

Donations are welcome. They will go towards funding the Pushing Up Daisies festival.

Death Café Todmorden is being held during the national Dying Matters Awareness week as part of the Pushing Up Daisies festival; the aim of this Todmorden based festival is to ...

Death Cafe: Eastbourne Death Cafe

Posted by lizsil on April 28, 2016, 9:50 a.m.

With Liz Silvester and Karen Clarke

May 12, 2016, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (GMT)

You can make a donation to a collection pot for the hospice if you would like

We're holding the Death Cafe during Dying Matters Week - the national awareness week, which this year has the theme: The Big Conversation.

Death Cafe: First Greenville South Carolina Death Cafe

Posted by source on April 28, 2016, 9:01 a.m.

With Rick Lelchuk

May 22, 2016, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (EDT)

No charge

I have always questioned why we don't talk about the inevitable. Death is a part of life yet it is always out there, someone else's problem until it ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe - Kaffeekranz Totentanz

Posted by Kaffeekranz Totentanz on April 28, 2016, 8:47 a.m.

Wir waren beim ersten Mal zwar nur 6 Leute, aber dafür war es eine sehr aktive Runde. Nun geht´s an die Überlegung, wie das Prinzip DeathCafé in Halle weiterzuführen sein kann.


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Birmingham

Posted by carrieweekes on April 28, 2016, 4:59 a.m.

With Birmingham St Mary's Hospice

May 10, 2016, 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (GMT)

Tickets are free, and food and drinks will be available to purchase from Urban Coffee Company.

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week on 9-15 May, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice is hosting their first death café on Tuesday 10 May from 3.30pm-5pm at Urban ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe, Porto

Posted by joaomagalhaes1 on April 27, 2016, 2:58 p.m.

With Joao Magalhaes

May 4, 2016, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT)


The most important thing during our human life (besides life itself) is that we find a meaning to it.
The sense of meaning we look for is built more strongly ...