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 7314 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 7314 Death Cafes. These never involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions. Interesting conversations are 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 61 countries.

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Support Death Cafe

Running Death Cafe is great fun but does take a lot of time. If you value this work please support us on Patreon.

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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Nekrasovka

Posted by Galina on Nov. 15, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

With Galina and Irina

Nov. 29, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Moscow)


Далеко не все готовы даже думать о смерти и люди , которыее свободно об этом говорят вызывают у окружающих неприятные чувства . Агрессия, например. Для меня очень важно создавать безопасное пространство, где ...

Death Cafe: Asheville Death Cafe

Posted by Saidosio on Nov. 15, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

With thirdmessenger

Dec. 7, 2018, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (Eastern)


New Blog post: A recent speech I gave on my death experience

Posted by NRGorb on Nov. 15, 2018, 5:15 p.m. 1 comment


Speech given by Ernie Schroeder 06NOV2018






What is your purpose? Do you have a purpose?


Have you ever thought about it?






Until September 1st 1975, I wasn’t sure I had a purpose. I’m not sure I even thought about it.


Now, the thought eats on me, a little bit, every day.


You see, on September 1st 1975, I had ...

Death Cafe: Wirral Death Cafe

Posted by Cariad63 on Nov. 15, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

With Karen Grainger

Dec. 11, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

Come and help dispel the taboo of talking about death in a friendly, informal setting.

Nine Leaves cafe has wondeful coffee  and cake and huge selection of teas at a ...

Death Cafe: Thamesford Death Cafe

Posted by Chcannon on Nov. 15, 2018, 8:47 a.m.

With Westminster United Church

Dec. 2, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. (Eastern standard)


We love talking about death! We believe these conversations are healthy and enjoyable and allow us a greater acceptance of our own mortality. Past Death Cafes have included laughter, sometimes ...

New Blog post: From Fear to here

Posted by Caroline Dent on Nov. 14, 2018, 5:20 p.m. 2 comments

This is a piece I wrote about my journey of death anxiety :

FROM FEAR TO HERE BY Caroline Rosie Dent

The Buddhists say two things are certain in life:

We’re all going to die.

We don’t know when.

I shared this with a friend once, as he was leaving my house; it was one of the last things I said to him. He died suddenly shortly after. Like me, he was somewhat death-phobic ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Santa Barbara

Posted by lholzman on Nov. 14, 2018, 12:04 p.m.

With Lynn Holzman

Dec. 5, 2018, 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (PST)

Accepts donations

You're invited:
Death Cafe Santa Barbara in conjunction with The Center for Successful Aging
with Liz Bauer, Lynn Holzman, and Peggy Levine
Date:  Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time:  3 ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Getxo

Posted by Naomi on Nov. 14, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

With naomi hasson

Nov. 21, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (GMT+1)


Death Cafe: Saint Anselm College Death Cafe

Posted by jtepley on Nov. 14, 2018, 8:47 a.m.

With Joshua Tepley

Nov. 27, 2018, 4.00 p.m. - 5.15 p.m. (Eastern)


Death Cafe: Southside Hong Kong Death Cafe

Posted by sarahaha on Nov. 14, 2018, 12:57 a.m.

With Sarah Wilkinson

Dec. 14, 2018, 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. (Hong Kong)


Because death is generally considered a taboo subject in Western and many Eastern cultures, it seems clear that this topic needs to be discussed! As I understand it, the number ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Coromandel

Posted by taurangadeathcafe@gmail.com on Nov. 13, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

With Bronwyn Annand & Carole Spice

Dec. 1, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (New Zealand)

Accepts donations

The third gathering of Death Cafe in the Coromandel. Friendly, relaxed and open; we welcome all brave conversationalists who just know deep in their bones that talking about Death is ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Claremont

Posted by MsKidgie on Nov. 13, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

With Karen Pielke

Nov. 29, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

Accepts donations

Hi! I'm Karen, and I have started hosting Death Cafes due to my own need to understand our role in death and culture, especially in the western world and ...

Death Cafe: Isle of Wight Death Cafe

Posted by nickwilde@ntlworld.com on Nov. 13, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

With Nick and Margaret

Dec. 12, 2018, 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (UK)


This is a pre-Christmas meeting focusing on the New Year. There may or may not be mince pies but we are sure you get enough anyway.

Only cost is buying ...

Death Cafe: Abergavenny Death Cafe

Posted by Jane Grayer on Nov. 13, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

With Jane Grayer

Dec. 5, 2018, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (GMT)


This is a drop in session - come when you can and leave when you like. You're welcome to buy a coffee or soft drink on your way in (if ...

Art: Death Cafe Moc

Posted by Dionete Mendes on Nov. 13, 2018, 9:26 a.m.

Death Cafe Moc

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