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 10356 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 10356 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 69 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 Hamburg

Posted by Death Cafe Hamburg on Feb. 24, 2020, 6:17 a.m.

With Netzwerk Trauerkultur

April 2, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (CET)

Accepts donations

Wir freuen uns, Sie zum 16. Death Café im Café & Bistro Hüftgold am Donnerstag, dem 2. April 2020, von 19 bis 21 Uhr begrüßen zu dürfen.

Unsere ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe on Salt Spring

Posted by AnnaHaltrecht on Feb. 23, 2020, 9:22 p.m.

With Anna Haltrecht and Salt Spring Hospice facilitators

April 11, 2020, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (PDT)

Accepts donations

We are now in our sixth season of hosting Death Cafes on Salt Spring Island.


Annual Cemetery Walk at 1-2 pm with Dave Phillips at St Mark's Cemetery on ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe MEBANE

Posted by Sara Williams on Feb. 23, 2020, 6:47 p.m.

With Sara Williams

March 18, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Accepts donations

Sara’s professional career spans a trajectory in international health and, more recently, breast cancer research until her retirement from UNC in July 2016.  She was told in high school ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Derry NH

Posted by Joan Maione on Feb. 23, 2020, 12:57 p.m.

With Joan maione

March 23, 2020, 6.45 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (eastern USA)

Accepts donations

I am running a Death Cafe as an invitation to open the door for conversations about anything to do with our culture of death, grieving, loss, love and kindness. 

Death Cafe: Death Cafe en Saint-Sauveur

Posted by Laurier Rose on Feb. 23, 2020, 10:37 a.m.

With Marie Lamonde-Simard & Mélanie Cournoyer

March 19, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

Accepts donations

Death Cafe: Great Torrington Death Cafe

Posted by Nixie James-Scott on Feb. 23, 2020, 10:21 a.m.

With Death Matters in North Devon

March 4, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

This is the inaugural Great Torrington Death Cafe although I have run Death Cafes in North Devon before. Relaxed and safe atmosphere in the lovely Lions Coffee House with great ...

Death Cafe: Claremont SA Death Cafe

Posted by letstalkaboutdeathcpt on Feb. 23, 2020, 8:41 a.m.

With Gill Faris and Rhiannon Thomas

March 26, 2020, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (GMT+2)

Accepts donations

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Westchester

Posted by LauraK on Feb. 22, 2020, 10:43 a.m.

With Barbara Sarah

March 8, 2020, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (EST)


Death Café Westchester, facilitated by local volunteers, offers an opportunity to come to a nonjudgmental, friendly gathering to discuss end of life. When individuals gather in small groups to exchange ...

Death Cafe: Rosedale Death Cafe

Posted by Lisa Diane McCall on Feb. 21, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

With Lisa Diane McCall

March 31, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (EST)

Accepts donations

Death is not just the end of life, it is very much a part of life. But the topic is usually shunned into the shadows. I work with helping people ...

Death Cafe: Peterborough Death Cafe

Posted by robinkirchen on Feb. 21, 2020, 10:39 a.m.

With Robin Kirchen

March 4, 2020, 5.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (EST)

Accepts donations

This will be done in a group discussion style conversation.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe of the Ozarks

Posted by Krissy Sinor on Feb. 21, 2020, 9:36 a.m.

With Krissy Sinor

March 8, 2020, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Central)

Accepts donations

We have cookies! All are welcome.

Death Cafe: Canton North Country Death Cafe

Posted by Linda Potter on Feb. 21, 2020, 9:29 a.m.

With Linda Potter

April 30, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)


You are invited to eat cake, drink tea and talk about death.  Death Cafe is not a bereavement group or a counseling session.  It is group discussion with the aim ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Fremantle

Posted by Death Cafe - Fremantle on Feb. 21, 2020, 7:22 a.m.

With Ava Reyerson

March 7, 2020, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (GMT +8)

Accepts donations


The Death Cafe - Fremantle, WA, running monthly since March 2013, is a very informal gathering with the emphasis on sharing stories, experiences and fears about death and dying.  While this ...

Advance care planning and the urgency of now | Prof Brian Dolan and Corrina Grimes

An opinion piece by Professor Brian Dolan, whom I had the pleasure of hearing speak at the Countess of Chester hospital in January 2020. 


Prof Brian Dolan and Corrina Grimes outline the case for advance care planning in the context of patient time and their last 1,000 days...


Death Cafe: Brompton Cemetery Death Cafe (London)

Posted by BromptonCemeteryDeathCafe on Feb. 21, 2020, 4:40 a.m.

With Lia Shimada and The Friends of Brompton Cemetery

March 21, 2020, 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time)

Accepts donations


Come join us, over coffee and cake, to chat about death in a relaxed and confidential environment.

Death Café is a safe place to explore your thoughts about death and ...