Death Cafe & Covid-19

Never has there been such a need to talk about death and dying.

Never has there been such a need to talk about death and dying, and we are not able to meet each other face-to-face to do this, with as yet, no specified end.

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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 11981 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 11981 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 75 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: Tauranga Death Cafe

Posted by on Jan. 23, 2021, 5:18 p.m.

With Carole Mahood

Feb. 13, 2021, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (New Zealand)


Everyone is welcome to this open, relaxed and spontaneous conversation on dying and death. This is a friendly space where you can share stories, question reality and hear new voices ...

Death Cafe: Mexico ONLINE Death Cafe

Posted by Areli on Jan. 23, 2021, 3:31 p.m.

With Areli Guerra

Jan. 31, 2021, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Mexico City)


Bienvenidos a la verdion online México Death Cafe!

Death Cafe: Andover, MA Virtual Death Cafe EST

Posted by Richard Davis on Jan. 23, 2021, 10:42 a.m.

With Memorial Hall Library

Feb. 19, 2021, 3.00 p.m. - 4.15 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)


Virtual Death Cafe - February 19th
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Join other adults, 18 and older, for Andover's ninth virtual Death Cafe - an afternoon of open, lively, and ...

Death Cafe: Rochester Death Cafe Online EST

Posted by ponderingleaves on Jan. 22, 2021, 10:29 a.m.

With Mary Ellen Markant

Jan. 27, 2021, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EsT)


Death Cafe: The Central NJ Death Cafe Online EST

Posted by Laavanya on Jan. 21, 2021, 2:34 p.m.

With Laavanya Pasupuleti

Feb. 21, 2021, 3.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (EST)

Accepts donations

Modern society has largely left death unacknowledged though it is something each person will eventually face. Now more than ever is there a greater need to discuss the reality of ...

Death Cafe: Sahara's Online Death Cafe EST

Posted by saharafarrugio on Jan. 21, 2021, 8:16 a.m.

With Sahara Farrugio

Jan. 29, 2021, 2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (EST)


Sahara's Death Cafe is in partnership with the Stamford Ferguson Library. 

Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe Sofia EEST

Posted by Iva Mechkunova on Jan. 21, 2021, 7 a.m.

With Iva M.

Feb. 11, 2021, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EEST (UTC +3) )


With Leeds Bereavement Forum

Feb. 24, 2021, 2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (GMT)


Death Cafe: Digital Death Cafe in Swedish CET

Posted by Sebastian Rehnman on Jan. 21, 2021, 2:18 a.m.

With Sebastian Rehnman

Feb. 11, 2021, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CET)


Death Cafe: North Tyneside online Death Cafe GMT

Posted by North Tyneside Virtual Death Cafe on Jan. 20, 2021, 4:27 p.m.

With Helen and Karen

Jan. 30, 2021, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

We are both Soul Midwives and believe strongly that talking about death can actually free you up to live life more fully.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe

Posted by Sasharp11 on Jan. 20, 2021, 1:28 p.m.

With Sasha Pincus

Jan. 25, 2021, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

Accepts donations

This Death Café is being hosted at Industry Makers in Huntington Village. Industry is an artist's guild crossed with a lounge space. It's eclectic, cozy, and irresistibly authentic ...

Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe Iowa CST

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 20, 2021, 12:59 p.m.

With Bereavement Professionals Group

Feb. 16, 2021, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (CST)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Online Divinopolis Brasil

Posted by Domingos Sávio Calixto on Jan. 20, 2021, 11:01 a.m.

With domingos savio calixto

March 20, 2021, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (brasil)


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Death Cafe: Whitstable Kent UK Zoom Death Cafe GMT

Posted by SueG on Jan. 20, 2021, 8:15 a.m.

With Sue Goodrum

Feb. 13, 2021, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)


We love holding the Death Cafes, there's always laughter and new perspectives and stories to be heard.

We are informal, friendly people and we love the lightened atmosphere for ...

Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe Sampa 1 hour eastern from EST

Posted by Elca on Jan. 19, 2021, 11:46 a.m.

With Elca Rubinstein - Bernardo de Gregório

Jan. 31, 2021, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m. (2 hours Eastern from EST)

Accepts donations

It has now been 6 years since we opened the Death Cafe Sampa in Brazil.  And this will be the fifth time we do it online. We meet nine times ...