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 7285 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 7285 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 61 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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Death Cafe: Death Cafe Saratoga

Posted by Wingmother on Nov. 9, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

With Elizabeth Conant

Dec. 3, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern Standard)

Accepts donations

Come enjoy an informal conversation about the one thing we ALL have in common! No agenda, no schedule, just neighbors and friends coming together to meet and chat about the ...

Death Cafe: Finsbury Park Death Cafe

Posted by Caroline Dent on Nov. 9, 2018, 10:52 a.m.

With London End of Life doulas

Dec. 5, 2018, 6.45 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (BST)


Come and get curious about death in a relaxed and friendly space over tea and cake or a glass of wine

Death Cafes are pop -up events which usually take ...

Death Cafe: Dilly’s Monthly Online Death Cafe

Posted by Dilly on Nov. 8, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

With Sandra Dilly De Leon

Dec. 7, 2018, 5.30 p.m. - 7.45 p.m. (EST)


Hi there,

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

Topic: Sandra “Dilly” De Leon Monthly Online Death Cafe

Time: Dec 7, 2018 5:30 PM ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe of Middlebury Indiana

Posted by agerke on Nov. 8, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

With Dr. Gerke

Nov. 16, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time )


Welcome to Middlebury, Indiana's first Death Cafe. This event is taking place at the Middlebury Community Public Library. The main library doors close at 6PM, but the back sidedoor ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Edmonton

Posted by Gina Vliet on Nov. 8, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

With Gina Vliet

Nov. 19, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. (Mountain)


Death Cafe: Albuquerque Death Cafe

Posted by Gail Rubin, CT on Nov. 8, 2018, 8:34 a.m.

With Gail Rubin, CT

Nov. 18, 2018, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Accepts donations

This is a monthly meeting, open to the public.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Tottenham

Posted by Jane Morgan on Nov. 8, 2018, 4:56 a.m.

With Jane Morgan and Ruth Valentine

Nov. 26, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations

Our Death Cafe is taking place in Blighty India Cafe in the vibrant, busy and wonderful community that is Tottenham.

Come and join us to talk about all things death ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe @ North London Hospice

Posted by northlondonhospice on Nov. 8, 2018, 3:21 a.m.

With Trudi Leighton

Nov. 29, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (GMT)


Death Cafe: November Death Cafe

Posted by thamilton88@gmail.com on Nov. 8, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

With Theresa Hamilton

Nov. 26, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Pacific)


Bring your own mug.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Chorlton

Posted by Chorltondeathcafe on Nov. 7, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

With Debbie Jones, Funeral celebrant

Dec. 11, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Accepts donations

Booking essential!

Facing death in order to embrace life more fully.

Death Cafe gives us the permission we often don't experience in day to day life to talk about ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Everett

Posted by hollyberry139 on Nov. 7, 2018, 2:52 p.m.

With Paul Turner

Nov. 15, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (PST)


Please bring snacks or refreshments to share and participate in an open conversation about death.  Death Cafe will be hosted during Everett Artwalk at Solie Funeral Home.  For questions please ...

Death Cafe write up: Upminster Death Cafe

Posted by Gemma Norburn on Nov. 7, 2018, 12:39 p.m.

November’s Death cafe was attended by 11 people who all chatted on a number of different topics which ranged from the serious to the numerous. The two hours absolutely flew by and it was 9pm before I knew it! It was a good demonstration of why I host these events, I think it’s very important for different people to meet each other and discuss these topics together. 

Death Cafe: Death Cafe at Bobuska (Copenhagen)

Posted by Newman Alexander on Nov. 7, 2018, 9:22 a.m.

With Newman Alexander

Nov. 21, 2018, 5.45 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CET)


Embracing death gives shape and meaning to life. Yet it's often challenging, even scary, to turn our attention towards our mortality. 

Death Cafe is a safe space to talk ...

Press: Un cafe entre la vida y la muerte

Posted by Naomi on Nov. 7, 2018, 8:44 a.m.

See more at: El Correo

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Cheltenham

Posted by Dawncat on Nov. 7, 2018, 7:18 a.m.

With Suffolk Anthology

Dec. 6, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (England)


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 ...