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 7500 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 7500 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: Mallorca Death Cafe

Posted by MallorcaDeathCafe on Dec. 16, 2018, 8:59 a.m.


With Glynis German

Dec. 21, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CET)

Free


Whilst this event is free, each pays for their own refreshements.

Este encuentro es gratuito pero cada uno paga su refrigerio.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cincinnati

Posted by gupton on Dec. 15, 2018, 2:24 p.m.



With Bill Gupton

Feb. 1, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

Free


Bill Gupton is the organizer and facilitator of Death Cafe Cincinnati. He has led numerous previous Death Cafes in various venues around the Midwest and South. Bill is also involved ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cheltenham

Posted by Dawncat on Dec. 15, 2018, 5:27 a.m.



With Suffolk Anthology

Jan. 17, 2019, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (England)

Free


Our Death cafe is open to adults of all ages who are prepared to work with  our principles of confidentiality, respect and honesty

We start by going round introducing ourselves ...



Death Cafe: Women Only Death Cafe South Woodford Library

Posted by Compassionate on Dec. 14, 2018, 9:07 a.m.



With Compassionate Funerals with South Woodford Library

March 8, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT)

Free


 

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.

 

As part ...



Death Cafe: Wanstead Library Death Cafe

Posted by Compassionate on Dec. 14, 2018, 8:54 a.m.



With Wanstead Library with Compassionate Funerals

Feb. 25, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations


 

Hasina Zaman is the CEO of Compassionate Funerals, founded in Sept 2012. 

Hasina quickly realised that the public feared and stayed away from engaging with and embracing death, dying and ...



Death Cafe: Redbridge Central Library Death Cafe

Posted by Compassionate on Dec. 14, 2018, 8:31 a.m.



With Redbridge Libraries with Compassionate Funerals

Jan. 11, 2019, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 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: Hartford Death Cafe

Posted by mbyroade on Dec. 13, 2018, 10:46 p.m.



With Miriam

Feb. 23, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern )

Free


The aim of the Death Cafe movement is to increase awareness of death in order to help people make the most of their finite lives. Everyone is welcome. 
Death Cafes ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Muswell Hill

Posted by Rosalie on Dec. 13, 2018, 3:16 p.m.



With Rosalie Kuyvenhoven

Jan. 10, 2019, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations


Join us Thursday 10th January 2019 for an evening filled with life-affirming conversations about our mortality. 

 

We are delighted to be hosting this Death Cafe in The Green Shed, a ...



Death Cafe: Lancaster PA Death Cafe III at The Long Community at Highland

Posted by BLLLINK on Dec. 13, 2018, 1:46 a.m.



With Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources | Lancaster County Link partners in collaboration with The Long Community at Highland

Jan. 26, 2019, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (eastern)

Free


This will be the third Death Cafe at the Long Community. We're sure the conversations at this one will be as vibrant and expansive at the previous.

Come join ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Hillsborough

Posted by Neidra on Dec. 12, 2018, 9:42 p.m.



With Neidra L. Clark

Jan. 9, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern USA)

Free



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