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 8052 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 8052 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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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Death Over Drinks - Albany Death Cafe after-hours

Posted by Albany WA Death Cafe on March 23, 2019, 7:05 a.m.


With Irene Montefiore

April 11, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (WA)

Accepts donations


An opportunity especially for people who can't make it to working-hours gatherings!  If you'd like a chance to talk freely about any aspects of death, dying and bereavement ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Geelong

Posted by AlysonW on March 22, 2019, 5:01 p.m.



With Alyson Welch

April 3, 2019, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (AEST)

Free


Death Cafe in Highton, Geelong is sponsored by The Healing Web to create an open-hearted and informal space for sharing stories about life, death and everything in between, so that ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bala

Posted by Simona Laiu on March 22, 2019, 4:46 p.m.



With Simona Laiu

April 6, 2019, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations


The reason why I wanted to become a part of the Death Cafe movement is because I feel happy in offering a safe and comfortable space for people to talk ...



Death Cafe: 'Death Cafe' Reutlingen

Posted by Sandra Anna Lang on March 22, 2019, 4:57 a.m.



With Sandra Anna Lang

May 3, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Germany)

Free


Ich spiele schon länger mit dem Gedanken ein Death Café zu veranstalten und jetzt ist es endlich soweit. Das macht mich wirklich happy.

Mir ist das Thema Tod sehr ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cincinnati

Posted by gupton on March 21, 2019, 11:06 p.m.



With Bill Gupton

June 7, 2019, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Free


The last time we held Death Cafe Cincinnati at The Yoga Nest, it was a huge success! Come join us at this wonderful venue -- and "let's talk about death"!



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Saratoga / March

Posted by Wingmother on March 21, 2019, 8:02 p.m.



With Elizabeth Conant

March 25, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Accepts donations


Why is it that the subject of death often brings discomfort or embarrassment? I don't believe it has to. Our modern culture needs a place where we can begin ...



Death Cafe: March West Seattle Death Cafe

Posted by Amanda Allen on March 21, 2019, 7:28 p.m.



With AMANDA N CASTANON

March 29, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Pacific)

Accepts donations



Death Cafe: Deep South Death Cafe Capetown

Posted by SWessels on March 21, 2019, 9:29 a.m.



With Susanna Wessels

April 1, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (South Africa standard time GMT+2)

Accepts donations



Death Cafe: Esperance Death Cafe

Posted by SueStarr on March 21, 2019, 12:44 a.m.



With Sue Starr

March 29, 2019, 9.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (West Australian Standard Time)

Free


I love the conversations which arise at our Esperance Death Cafes, and how much participants are free to ask questions and offer knowledge to others. The following cuppa and cake ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Aptos

Posted by vsilverstein on March 20, 2019, 7:24 p.m.



With Hospice of Santa Cruz County

Aug. 20, 2019, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (PST)

Free


Come eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Join Hospice of Santa Cruz County for a casual conversation about death, dying, and how to make the most out of life ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Santa Cruz

Posted by vsilverstein on March 20, 2019, 7:19 p.m.



With Hospice of Santa Cruz County

July 17, 2019, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (PST)

Free


Come eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Join Hospice of Santa Cruz County for a casual conversation about death, dying, and how to make the most out of life ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Scotts Valley

Posted by vsilverstein on March 20, 2019, 7:18 p.m.



With Hospice of Santa Cruz County

June 12, 2019, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (PST)

Free


Come eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Join Hospice of Santa Cruz County for a casual conversation about death, dying, and how to make the most out of life ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Watsonville

Posted by vsilverstein on March 20, 2019, 7:15 p.m.



With Hospice of Santa Cruz County

April 3, 2019, 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (PST)

Free


Come eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Join Hospice of Santa Cruz County for a casual conversation about death, dying, and how to make the most out of life ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe SoFL

Posted by henrysw on March 20, 2019, 3:52 p.m.



With Dignity Memorial and Riverside-Stanetsky

April 10, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (EST)

Free


We provide a space to allow Death Cafe participants to share their experiences with death, thoughts of the afterlife, and ask questions while contemplating how best to enjoy life!

Come ...



Death Cafe: New Haven County Death Cafe

Posted by Nathalie Bonafé on March 20, 2019, 9:09 a.m.



With Nathalie Bonafe

June 25, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (EST)

Free


Join us for Tea and Treats as we meet to discuss the meaning of life and mortality, comfortably and openly.  This is a safe, respectful space where you can share ...