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 13436 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 13436 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 81 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

Posted by mj_dananas on Dec. 4, 2021, 5:03 p.m.

With Me

Dec. 11, 2021, 6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Pacific Standard)


Go on voice chat to talk/discuss freely in a safe space. Casual. No cakes/refreshments provided sadly because we are social distancing amid the pandemic.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Duluth MN

Posted by Judyb on Dec. 3, 2021, 8:13 p.m.

With Judy Breuer and Sarah Seidelmann

Dec. 13, 2021, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Central)


You are invited!
Death and end of life are subjects that, for many, are uncomfortable or even frowned upon.
Judy Breuer and Sarah Bamford Seidelmann invite you into a safe ...

Death Cafe: Andover, MA Virtual Death Cafe EST

Posted by Richard Davis on Dec. 3, 2021, 9:08 a.m.

With Memorial Hall Library

Jan. 12, 2022, 3.00 p.m. - 4.15 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)


Virtual Death Cafe - January 12th
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Join other adults, 18 and older, for another of Andover's 'virtual' Death Cafes - an afternoon of open, lively ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe At Home on Zoom

Posted by Josefine Speyer on Dec. 3, 2021, 6:58 a.m.

With Josefine Speyer

Dec. 6, 2021, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

This will be our last monthly Death Cafe At Home. (Pop-up death cafes at home may be held in the future) 

For 12 participants, meeting via Zoom.


Please book by ...

Death Cafe: Secular Hub Death Cafe Denver MST

Posted by Heili Lehr on Dec. 2, 2021, 3:39 p.m.

With Heili and Stephanie

Jan. 29, 2022, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Mountain)

Accepts donations

Join us for the Secular Hub Death Café where we gather to eat cake, drink tea and have a death positive informal group discussion! Heili Lehr and Stephanie Latta (aka ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Rugby, England

Posted by Charlottetemple on Dec. 2, 2021, 1:11 p.m.

With Chantal Meystre and Charlotte Temple

Jan. 20, 2022, 12.30 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. (GMT)


This event is being held in Rugby Library, within the Art Gallery and Museum building.  Warwickshire County Council are delighted to partner with us both in delivering Death Cafes around ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe_Ekaterinburg

Posted by deathcafe_ekb on Dec. 2, 2021, 10:29 a.m.

With Iliya Petrikin, Jana Makakenko

Dec. 5, 2021, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Ekaterinburg)

Accepts donations

Death Cafe: VIRTUAL Death Cafe EST Northeast Florida & Beyond

Posted by Nfrazier4 on Dec. 2, 2021, 8:42 a.m.

With Nada Frazier, The Sacred Servant

Jan. 3, 2022, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (United States)

Accepts donations

What you can expect at Death Cafe' of Northeast Florida:

1. We gather VIRTUALLY via ZOOM with open hearts, open minds, and respect for all with no specific agenda at ...

With Netzwerk Trauerkultur

Dec. 21, 2021, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (CET)

Accepts donations

Wir laden Sie herzlich ein: zum Death Café #26.

Aus Vorsicht und Rücksicht in diesen Corona-Zeiten treffen wir uns erneut online im Zoom-Konferenzraum.

Sie schreiben uns bis zum ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe @ Knox United

Posted by susan zwick on Dec. 1, 2021, 2:17 p.m.

With Susan Zwick / Dianne Burrough

Jan. 11, 2022, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (pacific standard time)

Accepts donations

Susan and Dianne are hosting this Death Cafe at Knox United Church due to keen interest in all topics related to death, dying and what happens next in our lives ...

Death Cafe: The Central NJ Death Cafe Online EDT

Posted by Laavanya on Dec. 1, 2021, 6:51 a.m.

With Laavanya Pasupuleti

Dec. 19, 2021, 3.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (EDT)


Modern society has largely left death unacknowledged though it is something each person will eventually face. Now more than ever is there a greater need to discuss the reality of ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Seattle - North King County ONLINE

Posted by Loren Peters on Nov. 30, 2021, 10:58 p.m.

With Loren Peters

Dec. 6, 2021, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

Accepts donations

All are welcome.  Please come and add your voice to our ongoing conversation about dying, death and life.

Death Cafe: Lumina Online Death Cafe PST

Posted by naomihirsch on Nov. 30, 2021, 4:03 p.m.

With Lumina Hospice

Dec. 16, 2021, 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. ((GMT-7:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada))

Accepts donations

Hosted by Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care in Corvallis, OR - We are excited to have this monthly discussion group and will provide a safe and supportive environment. All welcome!  

Death Cafe write up: Online Death Cafe, Albany, CA PST

Posted by merav on Nov. 29, 2021, 8:47 p.m.

Lori Goldwyn and Jim Kirkpatrick hosted this Cafe, welcoming participants from Australia, New Orleans, East Coast and the SF Bay Area. We randomly broke our group into rooms with 8 people. Laughter and tears and satisfaction. A first Death Cafe for a few participants  Most found us via our sponsor Jewish Gateways and others word of mouth. Sharing, caring and deep listening, leaving space for silence and for all to speak. We spoke of loving someone who is dying, grieving, end of life planning with a parent, living wakes, planning our own memorial, ethical wakes and ethical wills. Handling the "things" of the deceased loved one. We will ...

Death Cafe: Belper Death Cafe

Posted by katedamiral on Nov. 29, 2021, 2:26 p.m.

With Unite Community, Amber Valley & Derbyshire Dales

Jan. 26, 2022, 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (GMT)


This is Belper’s first Death Café. Come and join this friendly, informal session to chat about any aspect of death that you would like to explore.

All welcome, with ...