What Is a Death Cafe, and Why Are There Thousands of Them?



Death comes to all. But heaven forbid it be mentioned.


Certainly not over tea and cake.


Yet people young and old are bucking social mores and having oh-so-morbid conversations about d-e-a-t-h—all while enjoying a civilized nosh.


They’re called Death Cafes—these meetings at coffee shops, cafes, libraries, even cemeteries, where philosophy, science, social responsibility and more merge under the umbrella topic: shuffling off this mortal coil.

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By Leigh Ann Hubbard