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 8244 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 8244 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 65 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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Death Cafe: Death Cafe San Miguel

Posted by Wilka Roig on April 9, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

With Wilka Roig, MTP, MFA, PLC

May 20, 2019, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Central Time)

Accepts donations

We want to help transform our relationship to aging, mortality, dying and death, so we may transform also the way we live, one conversation at a time. The event will ...

Death Cafe: Secular Hub Death Cafe Denver

Posted by Heili Lehr on April 9, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

With Heili & Stephanie

May 4, 2019, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (mountain)


Join us for our bi-monthly Secular Hub Death Café where we gather to eat cake, drink tea and have a death positive informal group discussion! Heili Lehr and Stephanie Latta ...

Death Cafe: Newbury Death Cafe

Posted by Nmadahar on April 9, 2019, 1:17 a.m.

With Neeta Madahar and Marie Webb

June 15, 2019, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)



Located in a cosy village hall, with free adjacent parking, close to Newbury town.


It's a privilege to offer a safe, informal space in which ...

Death Cafe: Albuquerque Death Cafe

Posted by Gail Rubin, CT on April 8, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

With Gail Rubin, CT

April 28, 2019, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Accepts donations

In addition to coffee, tea, and cookies, we will have fruit and nuts for those avoiding gluten.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Ingenstans

Posted by Katarina Blix Lundqvist on April 8, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

With Katarina Blix Lundqvist

April 24, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Sweden)

Accepts donations

Premiär för Death Café-träffen på Kafé Ingenstans!

Vi träffas, fikar och pratar öppet och ärligt om döende och död. Alla deltar på lika ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Facebook Live

Posted by monykamaree on April 8, 2019, 1:24 p.m.

With Monica Gritman

May 22, 2019, 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (pacific )

Accepts donations

I would be honored if you would take the time to join me and engage in this conversation. 
This is not meant to be a morbid conversation, but instead a ...

Death Cafe: Croydon Death Cafe in Thornton Heath

Posted by caroltrower on April 8, 2019, 1:04 p.m.

With Creating Conversations

June 19, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (GMT)


This Death Café will take place on the third Wednesday of each month. 

It will provide an opportunity for individuals of any background, religion, culture or belief to meet together ...

Death Cafe: Banstead Death Cafe

Posted by PrincessAlice on April 8, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

With Princess Alice Hospice

April 25, 2019, 10.00 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. (Greenwich mean time)

Accepts donations

A chat about death over coffee and cake might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it could get people talking about a subject that is still taboo for ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cheltenham

Posted by Dawncat on April 8, 2019, 6:29 a.m.

With Suffolk Anthology

May 2, 2019, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (England)


Our Death cafe is open to adults of all ages who are prepared to work with  our principles of confidentiality, respect and honesty

We start by going round introducing ourselves ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Oxford OH

Posted by hermesag on April 7, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

With Sigma Phi Omega

April 24, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)


Please RSVP using this link: https://forms.gle/D32R7AjgoX7U9un97 

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Glastonbury

Posted by Marisa Picardo on April 7, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

With Marisa Picardo

May 14, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

This Death Café will run every two months, alternating on a weekend afternoon  and midweek evenings. Venues are located in the centre of  town. As the name suggests it’s ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Placer County

Posted by cdrebin on April 6, 2019, 11:47 a.m.

With Carol Drebin

June 19, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (pacific)

Accepts donations

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Placer County

Posted by cdrebin on April 6, 2019, 11:45 a.m.

With Carol Drebin

May 22, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (pacific)

Accepts donations

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Santa Monica

Posted by Trisha Jauchler on April 6, 2019, 1:28 a.m.

With Trisha Jauchler/On Bright Wings

May 2, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (PDT)

Accepts donations

“A Death Cafe is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes.  It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.“ Join us ...

Death Cafe: Fillmore Death Cafe

Posted by RevEleesabeth on April 5, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

With Eleesabeth Hager

April 24, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (pacific)

Accepts donations