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 2165 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 2165 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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Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Redfern, NSW

Posted by TheMindandMovementCentre on July 27, 2015, 10:58 p.m.

With Sarah de Graaff

Aug. 1, 2015, 5.15 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (AEST)


Sarah is very passionate about Death Literacy. Having been exposed to death consistently through family loss since a young age she saw how difficult it is to manage the requirements ...

Death Cafe write up: Montpelier Death Cafe

Posted by MontpelierDeathCafe on July 27, 2015, 6:03 p.m.

Montpelier Death Cafe
July 16th Meeting Notes

"Why did you decide to come tonight?" That is the simple question we often use for the introductory round of our monthly conversations but it is rarely easy to answer even as a facilitator. After all, making time in one's busy day to sit down and talk about death and dying for an hour and half isn't the way most people choose to spend their time, no matter how much we wish they would. And the truth is, even though it is quite difficult to express specifically why we gather everyone's answer usually includes something along the lines ...

Death Cafe: Lafayette Death Cafe

Posted by Suemackey on July 27, 2015, 2:19 p.m.

With Conversations on Death of Boulder County

Aug. 20, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (mountain)

No cost

The Lafayette Public Library is hosting several Death Cafes as a way of bringing adult patrons together to have authentic conversation about our one great equalizer. Please come if you ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bedford UK

Posted by nickwilde@ntlworld.com on July 26, 2015, 1:56 p.m.

With Nick Wilde and Susanne Edginton

Sept. 15, 2015, 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (UK)

small collection sometimes to help with publicity.

There is a growing need for discussion of this vital subject relevant to us all. The Coffee House owner is amazed at the amount of laughter coming down the stairs ...

Art: Dancing On My Grave

Posted by mesasmom on July 26, 2015, 10:50 a.m.

Dancing On My Grave

Mixed Media on canvas, 2014

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Ballarat

Posted by ajanta judd on July 26, 2015, 6:43 a.m.

With Ajanta Judd

Aug. 8, 2015, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (Ballarat, Victoria is GMT/UTC + 10h during Standard Time)

Donations for advertising, flyers, etc and perhaps advertising a Meet Up group.

This event is for Dying to Know Day - 9 August 2015

Dying to Know Day is a day of action for conversations & community actions around death

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Sonoma

Posted by jon.allen@aol.com on July 26, 2015, 5:39 a.m.

With Tess Lorraine

Aug. 22, 2015, 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Pacific)

We accept donations to defray the cost of refreshments

Death Cafe: Stroud Death Cafe

Posted by pam on July 24, 2015, 12:19 p.m.

With Pammy Michell

July 29, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (British Summer Time)

Donation for room hire

This Death Cafe will be held in a private location in Stroud. Please get in contact using the form below if you wish to attend. Donations are requested for room ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Great Barrington

Posted by annelizbarnes@gmail.com on July 23, 2015, 8:26 p.m.

With Ann-Elizabeth Barnes

Aug. 12, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)


We host a Death Cafe every month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

We have been doing this since Jan 2014

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Northumberland

Posted by Northumberland on July 23, 2015, 12:27 p.m.

With Last Breath

Aug. 18, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Refreshments to be purchased

Our Death Cafe's are offered in a Cafe setting where small groups get to discuss their beliefs around death and compare with others experiences. This will be our 9th ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Dutchess

Posted by Tswan on July 23, 2015, 10:09 a.m.

With Anthony Sedgman

July 29, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Free - donations accepted for refreshments.



Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on July 23, 2015, 9:05 a.m.

Death Café on July 18, 2015

Wow, we had a great turn out welcoming Brandy from Belleville; Christina and Kim from St Louis, MO as new members at our Death Cafe. Sharon exhibited photos of her grandmother and others that were taken many, many years ago. The interesting part of the photos was that they were all dead. Apparently eyes were painted on closed eyelids and they were posed as if they were alive (unfortunately, her grandmother’s right eye was a bit crooked and slightly smeared). Another member brought in cremains that she found in a drawer of an antique (said to be around 100 years old ...

Death Cafe: Plymouth Death Cafe

Posted by Plymouth Death Cafe on July 23, 2015, 8:56 a.m.

With Beacon Hospice

Aug. 5, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Eastern)


Death Cafe: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on July 23, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

With Maggie and Sharon

Aug. 15, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CST)

Accept Donations

We are running this Death Cafe with the purpose of having an open discussion about death and all that encompasses so people can learn to make the most of living.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe @ Setagaya

Posted by akainko on July 22, 2015, 9:30 p.m.

With Grief Support Setagaya

Aug. 16, 2015, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (JST)

Suggested donation of 500 yen for venue

Co-sponsored by FAV (Feminist Active Documentary Video Festa) and Share Okusawa