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 7480 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 7480 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 63 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 Cafe Wimberley

Posted by WimberleyDC on Dec. 12, 2018, 3:52 p.m.



With Sandy Pedrazas, Molly Steel and Elizabeth Quigg

Jan. 12, 2019, 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (CDT)

Accepts donations



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cambridge

Posted by penny on Dec. 12, 2018, 9:01 a.m.



With Penny

Jan. 14, 2019, 6.45 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Accepts donations


You are welcome to join us at our lovely new venue, The Edge Cafe, for tea, cake and conversation about death in an open, respectful and confidential space. We meet ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cambridge

Posted by penny on Dec. 12, 2018, 8:59 a.m.



With Penny

March 11, 2019, 6.45 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Accepts donations


You are welcome to join us at our lovely new venue, The Edge Cafe, for tea, cake and conversation about death in an open, respectful and confidential space. We meet ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Ogden Utah

Posted by Nichole Sorensen on Dec. 11, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Not a soul came to this one. The holidays are a hard time for people so I am going to try this again after christmas. However not all was lost. My 5 year old had some great questions about death and dying. He asked why we have to die?  Also where do we go when we die?

I did explain that we die because it is apart of our life cycle and all things die eventually. I looked up some plant life cycle and insect life cycle videos. It was the best way I could show him so that he would understand. 

Where we go, I explaind for ...



Death Cafe: Tillamook Death Cafe

Posted by SisterFearless on Dec. 11, 2018, 6:27 p.m.


With Shannon Ayers

March 16, 2019, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Pacific )

Free



Death Cafe: Molly's Death Cafe Canton

Posted by Karlo-Libby on Dec. 11, 2018, 11:31 a.m.


With Deanna Clingerman

Jan. 15, 2019, 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Free


A death cafe is really about life.  Its about how we're living in a finite world.  I want to make it as beautiful as possible and discuss what we ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe, Swindon

Posted by Sue Holden on Dec. 11, 2018, 11:02 a.m.



With Sue Holden and Julie Nicholls

Jan. 8, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (GMT)

Free


This is a FREE event happens every second Tuesday of the month to encourage people to be curious about matters around death and dying.

Sue encounters death in the line ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Albany, NY

Posted by DeathCafeAlbany on Dec. 11, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

We meet this time at The Community Room at The Bethlehem Public Library from 6:30-8pm. We had 19 folks there and this time meet in groups of 4 at tables. One person told me they enjoyed the 4 instead of 6 we had in groups last time.We again had many new faces and nearly half were returning friends.

When the groups  spokesperson shared the topics had been:

The After Life can be whatever you imagine it to be and what you bring to it.

It is not abnormal to often  think and talk about death.

After death communications and messages.

How children process death.

See you ...



Death Cafe: Toronto Death Cafe

Posted by Bryannach on Dec. 11, 2018, 8:47 a.m.


With Bryanna Hines and Leeann Trevors

Dec. 20, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Accepts donations


We met in our MSW program, and have had a number of great discussions about death. After having these passionate conversation about death and the way that society talks about ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Ilford

Posted by Compassionate on Dec. 11, 2018, 6:14 a.m.


With Compassionate Funerals in partnership with Redbridge Libraries

Dec. 14, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations


Join us in a relaxed setting to drink tea /coffee & to eat cake whilst discussing anything you want to in relation to death and dying, life and living.

Our Library ...



Death Cafe: Utah Death Cafe

Posted by Lteteberg@gmail.com on Dec. 10, 2018, 9:05 p.m.


With Mindy Relyae

Jan. 10, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (mountain west)

Accepts donations


open forum; bring your thoughts, opinions, fears, hopes, etc.



Death Cafe: Southwest Las Vegas Death Cafe

Posted by RabbiCraig on Dec. 10, 2018, 3:11 p.m.


With Rabbi Craig Rosenstein

Dec. 22, 2018, 10.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (Pacific)

Free



Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Girona

Posted by Death Cafe Girona on Dec. 10, 2018, 2:49 p.m.



With Marta Juanola

Dec. 21, 2018, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (UTC/GMT + 2 hours)

Free


Activitat gratuïta, només cal pagar les consumicions. 

Lloc: Context llibreria cafè

Organitzat per: Gestalt Girona



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tunbridge Wells

Posted by carmeldunmall on Dec. 10, 2018, 2:36 p.m.


With Carmel

Jan. 19, 2019, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (British mean time)

Accepts donations


The death café in Tunbridge Wells meets bi-monthly at Trinity Arts Centre …its very low key but basically we make space for people to come together and have a conversation ...



Death Cafe: Dilly's Monthly Online Death Cafe

Posted by Dilly on Dec. 10, 2018, 10:13 a.m.


With Sandra "Dilly" De Leon

Jan. 4, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Free


Sandra “Dilly” De Leon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sandra “Dilly” De Leon's Monthly Death Cafe
Time: Jan 4, 2019 6:00 PM Eastern Time ...