Welcome to Death Cafe

At Death Cafes 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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A Death Cafe is a special occasion - a discussion group where the only topic is death. And it makes for a fantastic conversation! To date we've held 1209 Death Cafes.

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We offer support to set up your own Death Cafe. Organising a Death Cafe is enjoyable, easy and life-enhancing.

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Lets talk about death!

This website is an online space to talk about death. Please share your thoughts, links and art about death and post your Death Cafes.


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Recent posts

Practitioners question: Group getting too large!

Posted by Continuity of Life on Oct. 18, 2014, 10:43 p.m. 1 comment

Our Death Cafe today had 40 people even though we had 2 events this month to try and accommodate! I have found that smaller is better as far as intimacy. Question, what do I do as a facilitator to keep the ball rolling and growing but make sure everyone attending ...

Death Cafe: Derwent Valley Death Cafe

Posted by VishwamHeckert on Oct. 18, 2014, 11:42 a.m.

With Billie Riley, Sid Tresidder, Jane Tresidder, Sarah Williams & Vishwam Jamie Heckert

Nov. 24, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 8.45 p.m. (GMT)

Donations welcome to cover room hire

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Port Macquarie, NSW- Australia

Posted by Phoebe on Oct. 18, 2014, 8:47 a.m.

With Phoebe Crane

Nov. 7, 2014, 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (Sydney, Australia)

No fee, we just ask you to pay for your own beverage

We chat about death, talk about the myths and taboos about death with open ears and open hearts. No hidden agenda, just a group of caring people of all ages ...

Death Cafe: Caledon Death Cafe

Posted by Collingwood Death Cafe on Oct. 17, 2014, 9:04 a.m.

With jake McArthur + Kelley Potter

Oct. 21, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

There is no cost to participants.

Caledon Hills Coffee Company has generously provided their location at no cost. Participants are encouraged to make a purchase of tea, cofee and/or a delicious sweet of some kind!

Death Cafe: Providence Death Cafe

Posted by Cassandra Tribe on Oct. 16, 2014, 9:31 p.m.

With Cassandra Tribe, MHCA-RI/Oasis

Nov. 20, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

$5 donation if possible to help cover the costs of utilities for using the space.

As providers of services to marginalized communities, both Dragon Mountain and MHCA-RI have recognized that the most marginalized of all is the general community - especially when it comes to being ...

Death Cafe write up: Providence Death Cafe

Posted by Cassandra Tribe on Oct. 16, 2014, 9:24 p.m. 1 comment

It was a dark and stormy night - the kind where no self respecting Rhode Islander travels ten feet without bread and milk. Seven brave souls braved the elements to come out for the first Providence Death Cafe, including one from the far away land of Worcester, MA. They entered into a brightly lit chamber echoing with the eerie, slightly creepy, and very ironic sounds of the Laughing Yoga group that was just finishing up. They sat down to talk death and eat cake. The cake scored a 10 out of 10 on a scale that only offered 1 through 5. The fruit disappeared like magic. Conversations ranged from ...

Death Cafe: Rappahannock Death Cafe

Posted by MHughes on Oct. 16, 2014, 7:22 a.m.

With Martha Hughes RN CHPN

Oct. 22, 2014, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Donations accepted

Death Cafe write up: Rappahannock Death Cafe

Posted by MHughes on Oct. 16, 2014, 7:20 a.m.

Our first rappahannock county Death Cafe' was well recieved by our rural community. 17 folks came and participated in an engaging format. There are only 6-7 thousand people in our whole county, so I was pleased to have so much turn out. Everyone expressed gratitude at having a forum to discuss this important subject. One participant stated that her only concern was that we had to wait another whole month to get together again! Valuable feedback was recieved from the participants for our future gatherings. We ate delicious cake, drank herbal tea and left looking forward to our next event.

Death Cafe: Brighton Death Cafe

Posted by Riverj on Oct. 16, 2014, 7:07 a.m.

With River Jones and Emily Lovick

Nov. 20, 2014, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (gmt)



All are welcome to join us in at what we hope this will be the first in a series of regular Death Cafes in Brighton.


Many thanks to Jane for ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Posted by eagger on Oct. 16, 2014, 5:25 a.m.

Thanks to the 45 engaged people who turned up to participate actively in the Death Cafe! The room was buzzing with conversations. We talked in small groups about end-of-life choices, hospice care, our own fears about dying, our experiences being with family/friends who have died and much more. A worthwhile evening -- and the promised cakes were amazing! We plan to offer more Death Cafes on the South Shore -- keep your eyes open for notices. Join the Mahone Bay Centre (free) to receive the monthly events newsletter for announcements of related events to be held at the Centre.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Somerset

Posted by petalguru on Oct. 16, 2014, 3:26 a.m.

With Julie, Maggie, Helen

Oct. 23, 2014, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

free entry with refreshments to buy

To encourage the art of living deeply and dying well.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Mission Valley

Posted by mitsuo on Oct. 16, 2014, 2:03 a.m.

With Karen Van Dyke and the San Diego County Coalition for Improving End of Life Care

Nov. 12, 2014, 12.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. (pacific)

Free. Donations welcome.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Kingston University

Posted by Korina Jaxx on Oct. 16, 2014, 1:35 a.m.

With Josephine Speyer, Sharon Young & Korina Giaxoglou

Nov. 7, 2014, 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. (London)

This Death Cafe is part of a ticketed event (the ticket fee covers coffee, tea & cake and organisational expenses for the research day). Contact the organisers if you'd prefer to attend the Death Cafe only.

The Death Cafe is part of a one-day Research Seminar on Death & Dying that features guest talks and poster presentations by academics and practioners on death, dying and mourning and ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe East Greenwich

Posted by JEastman on Oct. 15, 2014, 3:35 p.m.

With John Eastman

Nov. 19, 2014, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Eastern)

accept donations for cake

Death Cafe write up: Highcliffe Death Cafe

Posted by Lis Horwich on Oct. 15, 2014, 11:21 a.m.

Today's Death Cafe had to move indoors, first one hosted indoors.
With 3 new members we had some fasinating discussions as we differed in opnions on afterlife, suicide, Karma and much else. A warm and loving respect was easily kept between us all. Mail Online article from 28th Sep 2014: Australia's Dr Death starts UK "Suicide club" was looked at too.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2772209/Australias-Dr-Death-starts-UK-suicide-club-Workshops-online-guide-cause-endless-tragedies.html