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 2355 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 2355 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 of Whatcom County

Posted by Sandy and Virginia on Oct. 6, 2015, 9:49 p.m.

With Sandy, Virginia, Julie and Tom

Oct. 21, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.45 p.m. (Pacific)

We accept donations to defray costs of refreshments, flyers, napkins, plates, etc.

Want to be able to talk about your thoughts, feelings and experiences with death without the awkwardness that too-often accompanies this topic in our society? Come have some cake and ...

Death Cafe: Moishe House Death Cafe

Posted by FJLilien on Oct. 6, 2015, 9:45 p.m.

With Felicia Lilien and Sarah Fries

Oct. 14, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (EST)


Death Cafe: Rochester Death Cafe

Posted by ponderingleaves on Oct. 6, 2015, 7:20 p.m.

With Mary Ellen Markant

Nov. 4, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)


Death Cafe: Fredericksburg Death Cafe

Posted by Bryan Bess on Oct. 6, 2015, 2:38 p.m.

With Gregg Jennings

Nov. 5, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

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In our culture, death has become taboo, something that’s outsourced to the healthcare and funeral industries.  We no longer know what it looks like, what it feels like.  So ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Teesside

Posted by TeessideDeathCafe on Oct. 6, 2015, 2:05 p.m.

With Michael Wright

Oct. 22, 2015, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (British Summer Time)

For the cost of the hall, & refreshments

Modelled on the experience of Thirsk Death Cafe, which has learnt a lot in the 12 months of its existence. We will provide a welcome, explain the way it operates ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Colorado Springs

Posted by Conversations with a good death on Oct. 6, 2015, 9:23 a.m.

With Conversations With a Good Death

Oct. 20, 2015, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Mountain)

We gladly accept donations that will go to the Non-profit Returning Home

We want to engage the community in healthy conversations about end of life and death in a fun no judgement setting.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Rockland South End

Posted by ginacolombatto on Oct. 5, 2015, 7:38 p.m.

With gina colombatto

Oct. 22, 2015, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (eastern)

Donations welcome to cover venue and coffee. Cake is on the house:-)

This is an invitation to celebrate life and notice the beauty of each moment that brings us one step closer to death.  How we are all woven together and the ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Warszawa

Posted by Luminus on Oct. 5, 2015, 4:37 p.m.

With Katarzyna Reiter

Oct. 23, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CET)


Zbliża się Święto Zmarłych. Jak do niego się przygotujemy? Czy to czas aby w tłumie podążyć na cmentarz, zapalić świeczkę na grobach zmarłych? Czy to czas refleksji, aby w te ...

Death Cafe write up: Belleville, IL Death Cafe

Posted by maggieboone on Oct. 5, 2015, 11:41 a.m.

Our 9/26 meeting was amazing! We unveiled our Before I Die wall that will be secured on the outside of the Miscellanea House Cafe. Over 11 participants signed the wall and we discussed the wall that will be unveiled at Southwestern Illinois College's Schmidt Art Center patio on 10/12 starting at 9am. We were pleased to see some diversity in signatures. We had signatures in English, Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish. The wall will be attached to the side of the Miscellanea House Cafe on Monday, 10/5.

We continued discussion on prearrangements and the importance of starting the conversation. This also took us back ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Wilmington, NC

Posted by Bectreks on Oct. 5, 2015, 11:08 a.m.


Oct. 18, 2015, 4.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (eastern)


Share whatever you wish on dying and death. Sponsored by Funeral Consumer's Alliance Coastal Carolina.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cambridge, ON

Posted by Marigold Whole Life Centre on Oct. 5, 2015, 7:42 a.m.

With Catherine Lauber, MDiv, MA

Nov. 19, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

Donations requested towards refreshments

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Brixton

Posted by PCorrigan on Oct. 4, 2015, 6:59 a.m.

Our first public meeting of Brixton Death Café got off to a challenging start when wearrived to find that the space we had booked upstairs had been flooded by heavy rain. Not to be put off, however,we rapidly set up in a downstairs bar instead. By the time the attenders arrived each table had a plate of cakes and biscuits and an explanatory flyer. The flyer was an aide memoir, reiterating the purpose and rules of Death Café. It also invited each person to introduce themselves and say why they had come to the event: That topics would evolve organically from this.


There were sixteen of us ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Mexico City

Posted by Luisa Ruiz on Oct. 3, 2015, 12:14 p.m.

With Luisa Ruiz

Oct. 7, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Mexico City)

no cost

Death Cafe: Aberystwyth Death Cafe

Posted by vivhammond on Oct. 3, 2015, 4:49 a.m.

With Viv Hammond

Oct. 24, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (gmt)

Suggested £3 donation for refreshments

Death Cafe: Surbiton Clocktower Death Cafe

Posted by Annette-and-Fred on Oct. 2, 2015, 9:29 a.m.

With Annette Gamblin and Fred Ashmore

Dec. 12, 2015, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (London)

Free, but there will be a collection for Syrian Refugees

We both think that Death Cafes are a great idea and like the recommended approach.  A space where everyone has permission to talk about this appeals.

Also, Clocktower Cafe serves ...