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 10092 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 10092 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 69 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: KindaDeath Death Cafe Paignton

Posted by awifrances on Jan. 20, 2020, 3:34 p.m.


With Awi Frances

Feb. 26, 2020, 3.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Carlisle

Posted by TracyWardCelebrant on Jan. 20, 2020, 2:51 a.m.



With Tracy Ward

Jan. 31, 2020, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (UK)

Free



Death Cafe: Rainier Beach Death Cafe

Posted by Sacredinbetween on Jan. 19, 2020, 10:21 p.m.



With Hayley Ingram

Feb. 18, 2020, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Western)

Free


Various topics discussed as they fluidly appear by attendees. 



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Ajijic

Posted by CafeMortalityAjijic on Jan. 19, 2020, 8:57 p.m.



With Wendy Jane Carrel, Jane Castelman, Loretta Downs, Darryl Painter

Feb. 18, 2020, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (CST)

Accepts donations


An informal, respectful conversation about dying, a place to hear stories and perspectives, no agenda  ATTENDEES DO THE SHARING with each other at various tables around the restaurant

We would ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Austin - North

Posted by Heather Black on Jan. 19, 2020, 2:15 p.m.



With Heather Black

Feb. 9, 2020, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (Central Standard Time)

Accepts donations


This Death Cafe will allow individuals to openly discuss their thoughts and feelings around death and dying. We will come together to consider each of our opinions and experiences in ...



Death Cafe: Colliers Wood Death Cafe

Posted by Cecilia H on Jan. 19, 2020, 7:27 a.m.



With Cecilia

March 22, 2020, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (GMT)

Free


The Colliers Wood Death Cafe is not a grief support group or end-of-life planning session, but rather an informal space in which to explore your own thoughts and feelings in ...



Death Cafe: Colliers Wood Death Cafe

Posted by Cecilia H on Jan. 19, 2020, 7:26 a.m.



With Cecilia

Feb. 23, 2020, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (GMT)

Free


The Colliers Wood Death Cafe is not a grief support group or end-of-life planning session, but rather an informal space in which to explore your own thoughts and feelings in ...



Death Cafe: Colliers Wood Death Cafe

Posted by Cecilia H on Jan. 19, 2020, 7:18 a.m.



With Cecilia

Jan. 26, 2020, 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (GMT)

Free


The Colliers Wood Death Cafe is not a grief support group or end-of-life planning session, but rather an informal space in which to explore your own thoughts and feelings in ...



Death Cafe: Deia Death Cafe

Posted by MallorcaDeathCafe on Jan. 19, 2020, 7:06 a.m.



With Glynis German & Jane Winterbottom

Jan. 24, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CET)

Free


Please be prompt and whilst there will be refreshments, Jane is a busy working mum too so any offerings will be gladly appreciated such as cake and biscuits or herbal ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Nashville

Posted by Allison Stillwell Young on Jan. 18, 2020, 2:04 p.m.



With Allison Stillwell Young and Ashton Guerrero

March 7, 2020, 12.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Central)

Free


Join us at Allison's house for snacks, drinks, music, and conversation. Children are welcome to attend and can play in the playroom with Ashton and Allison's sons (ages ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Hyndburn

Posted by Claire Waddington on Jan. 18, 2020, 2 p.m.



With Claire

May 14, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (gmt)

Accepts donations


Its about offering a relaxed and open space for people to talk about their thoughts, fears or hopes about death and dying; a space where talking about bereavement or grief ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Hyndburn

Posted by Claire Waddington on Jan. 18, 2020, 1:58 p.m.



With Claire

April 23, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (gmt)

Accepts donations


Its about offering a relaxed and open space for people to talk about their thoughts, fears or hopes about death and dying; a space where talking about bereavement or grief ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Hyndburn

Posted by Claire Waddington on Jan. 18, 2020, 1:55 p.m.



With Claire

March 19, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (gmt)

Accepts donations


 

Its about offering a relaxed and open space for people to talk about their thoughts, fears or hopes about death and dying; a space where talking about bereavement or grief ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Hyndburn

Posted by Claire Waddington on Jan. 18, 2020, 1:53 p.m.



With Claire

Feb. 20, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (gmt)

Accepts donations


Its about offering a relaxed and open space for people to talk about their thoughts, fears or hopes about death and dying; a space where talking about bereavement or grief ...


New Blog post: A note from Jools - Death Cafe reaches 10,000 events

Posted by Jools Barsky on Jan. 18, 2020, 10:31 a.m. 6 comments


Hi all,

I am delighted to share with you that January 2020 has seen us reach 10,000 events in 69 countries (and that's just those that have been listed on our website!)!!

When my brother Jon Underwood, the founder of Death Cafe, held the first Death Cafe in his home on 25th September 2011, we would have never imagined that so many people across the globe would be so enthusiastic about holding events ...