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 6944 Death Cafes.


To date we've held 6944 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 58 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

New Blog post: Death Cafe is 7 today!

Posted by Jools Barsky on Sept. 24, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

This is just a very brief message to commemorate today as being Death Cafe’s 7th birthday!! 

It has been a whirlwind and we’ve learnt so, so much in the last 12 months it‘s hard to know where to begin!!

Unfortunately I’ve had a pretty debilitating eye issue which put the brakes on getting the traditional birthday video filmed and edited for today.

I would still very much love to talk to ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Lewes

Posted by cafe@livingwelldyingwell.net on Sept. 21, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

With Death Cafe Lewes Hosts

Sept. 24, 2018, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (BST)

Accepts donations

Good food and hot and cold drinks are available from the pub.
There is parking nearby.

There is no need to book. A small donation to help us to cover ...

Death Cafe: Youngstown Death Cafe - Death, Tea, & Cake

Posted by Bstraub on Sept. 19, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

With Beth A Straubhaar

Dec. 6, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)

Accepts donations

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Seattle - North King County

Posted by Loren Peters on Sept. 19, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

With Loren Peters

Oct. 1, 2018, 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: Springfield Death Cafe at Chiara Center

Posted by dfrachey on Sept. 19, 2018, 9:04 a.m.

With Chiara Center

Oct. 16, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Central Standard Time )

Accepts donations

Followers of the Rule of St. Benedict are advised to think about their death at least once a day. In Franciscan spirituality, Francis of Assisi referred to "Sister Death" as ...

Death Cafe: KCKCC Death Cafe

Posted by KCKCC_COMMONS on Sept. 19, 2018, 8:46 a.m.

With KCKCC Library

Oct. 11, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (central)


New Blog post: My Beautiful Friend

Posted by Toni on Sept. 19, 2018, 5:26 a.m. 1 comment

I dreamed about you again last night.  We are laughing; you are funny, smiling, alive.  And then I wake up and realise in the darkness of the room that the reason I dream of you is because you are gone.

We haven't been friends for that long in the grand scheme of things.  Not for us the 'in-jokes' of the playground, shared youth, or drunken teenage holidays.  We are grown ups, mothers, when we ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Crestone

Posted by informedfinalchoices.org on Sept. 18, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

With Informed Final Choices

Oct. 6, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Mountain)


We look forward to joining you to share in an intimate setting those thoughts that most concern you regarding our universally common experience: death.

Gather with us, friends and strangers ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe West Lafayette

Posted by servaty on Sept. 18, 2018, 11:14 a.m.

With Heather L. Servaty-Seib

Oct. 15, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern time)


This Death Cafe is hosted by the Honors College at Purdue University.  We will share cake and tea while we talk. 

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Halifax NS

Posted by DEATH MATTERS on Sept. 18, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

With Dawn Carson

Oct. 4, 2018, 12.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. (Atlantic)

Accepts donations

PLEASE bring a coffee and snack from UNCOMMON GROUNDS on South Park St to enjoy at Death Cafe.

Please note we accept donatins to cover the cost of rental of ...

Death Cafe: Sheffield Death Cafe

Posted by pennymerrett on Sept. 18, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

With Penny Merrett

Sept. 26, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (BST)


Death Cafe: Death Cafe in Islington for young people

Posted by gentledusk on Sept. 18, 2018, 8:24 a.m.

With Gentle Dusk and Age UK Islington

Oct. 25, 2018, 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (Greenwich mean time)


Are you aged between 16 and 25 years? Do you ever wish you had more opportunities to talk freely and openly about death and dying?


If so, then this Death ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Abu Dhabi

Posted by MCLessard on Sept. 18, 2018, 4:22 a.m.

With MC Lessard & Javeria Mohsin

Oct. 8, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Gulf Time Zone)


As the first Death Cafe in the UAE, Javeria and I are eager to create a safe emotional space for those who are ready to conversationally explore the many facets ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Fremantle

Posted by Death Cafe - Fremantle on Sept. 18, 2018, 4:13 a.m.

With Ava Reyerson

Oct. 6, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (GMT +8)


The Death Cafe - Fremantle, WA, running monthly since March 2013, is a very informal gathering with the emphasis on sharing stories, experiences and fears about death and dying.  While this ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Crestone

Posted by informedfinalchoices.org on Sept. 17, 2018, 11:47 p.m.

With Informed Final Choices

Oct. 6, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Mountain)


Funds for this Death Cafe have been provided for by the Saguache County Sales Tax Grant to Informed Final Choices.