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 11071 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 11071 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 72 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: Virtual Death Cafe San Francisco, CA PST

Posted by cayateybailar on May 26, 2020, 10:59 p.m.

With Danielle Brandon, Jim Van Buskirk and Harvey Schwartz

July 21, 2020, 6.15 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (pacific)


We welcome you to our Death Cafe. It is a safe, respectful space where you can feel comfortable sharing your questions, curiosity, fears, beliefs and stories about any/all aspects ...

Death Cafe: North Carolina Virtual Death Cafe EST

Posted by Michelle Williams on May 26, 2020, 8:27 a.m.

With Michelle Williams

June 28, 2020, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (EST)


This Death Café will take place Virtually!   


To RSVP, please use this link to join:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email ...

Death Cafe: OC Death Cafe Costa Mesa Online PST

Posted by Alyssa Canann on May 25, 2020, 8:40 p.m.

With Keith Page and Alyssa Canann

June 24, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (PST)

Accepts donations

We are excited to host this forum in which people can talk openly about death.

Want to talk about fear of death? Want to talk about fascination with death? Want ...

Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe Sendai vol.16 JST

Posted by Death Cafe Sendai on May 24, 2020, 6:17 p.m.

With Masatoshi Shoji

June 6, 2020, 2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Japan Standard Time )

Accepts donations

It's conducted in Japanese.

Death Cafe: BST Facebook Live Death Cafe with Death Cafe Taunton

Posted by Nicole Stanfield on May 24, 2020, 3:14 p.m.

With Nicole Stanfield

June 14, 2020, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

Grab a hot drink and join us for a virtual death cafe with Facebook Live! Simply go on the Death Cafe Taunton page at 2 on Sunday 14th May (http ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Taunton on Zoom BST

Posted by Nicole Stanfield on May 24, 2020, 3:08 p.m.

With Nicole Stanfield

June 13, 2020, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

Grab a hot drink and cake and join us on Zoom to chat about death from the comfort of your home! We'll be discussing death, life, and everything in-between ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe for mental health practitioners

Posted by AnaSchmidt on May 24, 2020, 8:45 a.m.

With Ana

June 3, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (CEST)


This Death Café is open for all working as mental health practitioners (psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, etc.), including students of mentioned professions. 

As we are dedicating our lives to supporting and ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe SF Bay Area Online PST

Posted by Oceana Sawyer on May 22, 2020, 4:19 p.m.

With Oceana Sawyer

June 9, 2020, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (PST)

Accepts donations

Grab a your favorite beverage and snack and join us for a rousing unstructured conversation on all things death. There is no set agenda or theme, and most importantly, this ...

Death Cafe: Virtual Death Cafe New Orleans Central Time

Posted by Ena on May 22, 2020, 12:34 p.m.

With Ena Konjolka

June 4, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central )

Accepts donations

This Death Cafe New Orleans is a virtual event (through Swan RIver Yoga Arabi) where we can gather to share our thoughts, feelings, and experiences around death and dying.
All ...

Death Cafe: Leicester Death Cafe - virtual. BST

Posted by Ferret on May 22, 2020, 4:46 a.m.

With Malc and Jane

June 5, 2020, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (British summer time)


We felt our recent virtual cafe was successful enough to hold another one on Friday 5th June at 2.00 pm. 


Interestingly the implications and impact of the Corona virus ...

Death Cafe: ONLINE Albuquerque Death Cafe Mountain Tme

Posted by Gail Rubin, CT on May 21, 2020, 4:54 p.m.

With Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®

June 28, 2020, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Accepts donations

To ensure security for this Death Cafe, please contact the organizer to request a Zoom link for this event. We will send you a link soon.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Liverpool Online BST

Posted by Jamie on May 21, 2020, 4:28 p.m.

With Jamie Fearn

June 27, 2020, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (BST)


Death seems to me a part of life, and yet it is such a taboo and often difficult to talk about. I have been interested in the Death Cafe movement ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Poznań Online CET

Posted by Minika on May 21, 2020, 1:57 p.m.

With Sylwia Wójcik Czas na Zmiany - pracownia psychologiczna

June 9, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central Europe)


Death Cafe: LGBTIQ+ Virtual Death Cafe UK BST

Posted by LGBTIQOutside on May 21, 2020, 10:43 a.m.

With Jesse from The Outside Project

June 7, 2020, 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

This will aim to create a space for LGBTIQ+ people and their friends and families to talk about death - a topic that has come up multiple times at our LGBTIQ ...

Death Cafe: VIRTUAL combined South-East Brisbane & Bayside Death Cafe

Posted by Jacqui on May 21, 2020, 8:07 a.m.

With Jacqui Williams

June 4, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Brisbane, Australia)

Accepts donations

Having successfully facilitated many Death Cafes across South-East Brisbane including Bayside (Redlands area), Jacqui is passionate to continue to engage with the local Brisbane community as part of her committment ...