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 8025 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 8025 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 65 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 write up: Death Cafe Vrginia

Posted by Sharon Pajka on March 19, 2019, 8:46 a.m.


The event was part of my Dark Tourism course. Many of the local Death Cafe events are not language-accessible for ASL users so I hosted the event.

My students made cookies and I brought a cake. Everyone stayed beyond the time and while it took a bit for them to get the discussion started, once it started they did not want to stop.

I always enjoy freshmen/ upper class student-interactions. Two of my freshmen from an earlier class were trying to sneak in when I told them they were invited. They stayed until the end.



Death Cafe: Belleville Death Cafe

Posted by maggietribout on March 19, 2019, 8 a.m.


With Maggie Tribout, Sharon Egler, Diana Bednara

April 20, 2019, 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. (CST)

Accepts donations


Please see our facebook page for updates and information. Look for "Belleville Death Cafe"



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Hamburg

Posted by Death Cafe Hamburg on March 19, 2019, 7:17 a.m.



With Netzwerk Trauerkultur

April 4, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (CET)

Accepts donations


Die Gürtelschnalle meines Vaters –
durch Dinge verbunden, durch den Tod beschenkt?

„Vor allem eine Sache wollte er finden, die Gürtelschnalle seines Vaters, die dieser ihm vor seinem Tod ...



Death Cafe: Salt Spring Death Cafe

Posted by AnnaHaltrecht on March 19, 2019, 12:47 a.m.



With Anna Haltrecht

March 30, 2019, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (PDT)

Accepts donations


Before the Death Cafe come to the Cemetery Walk at Central Cemetery at 1 pm for stories about community members who are buried in the cemetery. 

We are now in ...



Death Cafe: Virtual Death Cafe

Posted by Dawn Whelan on March 18, 2019, 11:19 p.m.



With Dawn Whelan

April 12, 2019, 11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (EST)

Accepts donations


Make yourself a tea or coffee, grab a snack, and sign in to join us for this virtual Death Café. It is requested that all participants come with an open ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Bahrain

Posted by Sonder on March 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.



With Maharani

March 23, 2019, 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (+3)

Accepts donations



Death Cafe: Death Cafe at Trans Fest Stockholm

Posted by Zafire on March 18, 2019, 4:52 p.m.


With Zafire Vrba

March 30, 2019, 12.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. (Sweden)

Free


The Death Cafe is part of a great program of Trans Fest Stockholm - Culture & Community Festival. All events are free or charge and organized by transfolks of all kinds.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Springfield

Posted by Morgan Yarborough on March 18, 2019, 3:08 p.m.



With Morgan

April 25, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (PST)

Accepts donations


I like to facilitate really laid back events. Grab a seat and a refreshment, listen to me ramble off a brief indrocution, and then let the death discussion begin! 



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Edmonton

Posted by Gina Vliet on March 18, 2019, 12:37 p.m.



With Gina Vliet

April 24, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (Mountain)

Accepts donations



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Aurora

Posted by Tawnya Musser on March 18, 2019, 11:32 a.m.



With Tawnya Musser

June 25, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (MST)

Accepts donations


I’ve found value in every Death Café I’ve attended in other cities.  It is important to me to help bring Death Café into my own community, closer to ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Aurora

Posted by Tawnya Musser on March 18, 2019, 11:32 a.m.



With Tawnya Musser

May 28, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (MST)

Accepts donations


I’ve found value in every Death Café I’ve attended in other cities.  It is important to me to help bring Death Café into my own community, closer to ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Aurora

Posted by Tawnya Musser on March 18, 2019, 11:31 a.m.



With Tawnya Musser

April 30, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (MST)

Accepts donations


I’ve found value in every Death Café I’ve attended in other cities.  It is important to me to help bring Death Café into my own community, closer to ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Ecinitas

Posted by SLennox on March 18, 2019, 9:58 a.m.



With Senior Commission with Library

April 9, 2019, 3.30 p.m. - 5.15 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time)

Free


This event is free and open to the public. Bringing awareness, comfort, and cake to conversations about one of the few sure things in life is important and fun. The ...



Death Cafe: Perth Death Cafe

Posted by Rachel Weiss on March 18, 2019, 8:16 a.m.


With Liz Paterson, Ruth Burgess, Jphn Birrell and Rachel Wess

May 14, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Greenwitch mean time)

Accepts donations


Regular Spring Gathering

All welcome



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cheltenham

Posted by Dawncat on March 18, 2019, 6:35 a.m.



With Suffolk Anthology

April 4, 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 ...