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You cannot miss out “Maid Café” among Japanese restaurants! Guide to how to enjoy the meal there!

2019.03.27

You cannot miss out “Maid Café” among Japanese restaurants! Guide to how to enjoy the meal there!
What comes to your mind when you think of Akihabara? Is it manga, anime, comic books, or cosplay?

What comes to my mind in the first place is the virtual world of games. I won’t be surprised even something unreal suddenly appears in front of me if it’s Akihabara. In recent years, various styles of café have sprung up like mushrooms after rain in this city. This café we are focusing on this article is not for book lovers or industrial-interior themed. Each café has its own unique concepts, however, the most common out of all is the maid café that waitress is dressed in cute maid-style costume.

Akihabara, the birthplace of a maid cafe, offers different themes and styles of the maid café. For instance, anime or historical style, and you can choose different cafes based on your personal taste.

I got tired after bought an electric appliance and walking around Akihabara, then I was looking for somewhere I can rest. Then I realized that I have never been to a maid cafe, so I decided to try it today to recommend it to everyone who comes to Japan to travel. Have a special experience while resting feet, it is exactly killing two birds with one stone!

The very first experience eating at Japanese Maid Café!

There are various kinds of maid cafes, but what I'd like to recommend today is “MAIDREAMIN,” which one can enjoy genuine maid café style, without being too flashy and dazzling. I visited the flagship store in Akihabara. It is 5 to 7 minutes on foot from JR Akihabara Station and about 3 minutes on foot from Sueihirocho Station on Tokyo Metro.

The very first experience eating at Japanese Maid Café!
Since this café was located little off from the main street of Akihabara, I used my smartphone map to guide my way. When I arrived on the corner of the street, a cute lady in a maid dress handed me a leaflet and introduced about the café. Although she was not fluent in English, she tried her best explaining it to us. At first glance at the leaflet, I realized that it was MAIDREAMIN’s, where I am about to go.

“MAIDREAMIN” is a very famous maid café, this time we visited the flagship store, but there are six other stores in Akihabara. In addition, the café is located in other cities in Japan as well as abroad.

As I went along the street where she guided the direction, an ordinary building came in sight. At first instance, I thought I could possibly be heading to wrong direction. However, when I saw the sign of the café, I found that this is the place. I was a bit nervous when I got into the elevator since it was my first experience of maid café. When I got off the elevator I took a deep breath and opened a small door to enter the café.

Japan's maid cafe is a restaurant where you can dine in warm hospitality with full of maid's love.

Japan's maid cafe is a restaurant where you can dine in warm hospitality with full of maid's love.
It felt like I entered through the gate to another world, with the Kawaii atmosphere in the café. When I opened the door, I was welcomed by one maid saying “Welcome home, my darling ♥.” Since I was not used to this, I acted little awkward. From this conversation, I learned what actually maid café meant. You should not be shy and be open to fully enjoy this café!

Japan's maid cafe is a restaurant where you can dine in warm hospitality with full of maid's love.2
Although it is not luxuriously decorated café, I am very much impressed and satisfied with the service that cute maids provide to us. When I got on the seat, another maid with cat ears came to explain the menu.

Japan's maid cafe is a restaurant where you can dine in warm hospitality with full of maid's love.3
In addition to Japanese menu, English menu is also available. Some maids can communicate with customers in English. If you could speak Japanese, you can have more conversation with the maids.
A maid that who came to our seat, kindly taught us the greetings used in the café, how to call the maids, and special dances and shouts.
The shop requires an hourly charge per person and one order per person. Today was just afternoon tea time, so I decided to eat parfait. There is a menu for foods too. If you order a rice omelet, she will write a cute illustration on the omelet by ketchup.

Japan's maid cafe is a restaurant where you can dine in warm hospitality with full of maid's love.4
The shop requires an hourly charge per person and one order per person. Today was just afternoon tea time, so I decided to eat parfait. There is a menu for foods too. If you order a rice omelet, she will write a cute illustration on the omelet by ketchup.

Besides the regular menu, there is also a special set. In addition to food and drink, it also includes a commemorative photo with the maid, and novelty. If you want to have a different experience, you can choose this option.

Enjoy afternoon tea at Japanese Maid Cafe

Enjoy afternoon tea at Japanese Maid Cafe
Parfait finally served! I ordered the cute cat parfait. After the maid brought it, she showed cute gestures and call out, and I also tried it together. According to the maid, these gestures have a purpose to put in more love. She put “miaow” to the end of the sentence, trying to imitate a cat. Now, I am ready to start eating!


Super cute parfait has marshmallow chicks and pink whip cream and biscuits, on top of cat’s face made by vanilla ice cream. I just cannot stop eating after one scoop. When you scoop the parfait, there are a chunk of banana underneath, which goes well with chocolate sauce. Below that is cornflakes. Normally, when I eat cute things like this, I do not expect too much about its taste. However, the parfait I am having today is not only photogenic but also very delicious. (Hmm…is it maybe because of the love gestures done by the maids?)

Let’s experience the extraordinary service and meal at one of the most famous Japanese Maid Café in Akihabara!

How was the maid café, which we introduced to you today? Did it make you want to experience it? Perhaps it's embarrassing at first if you are not used to it, but it’s worth to try because you get the unique and unusual experiences that you cannot have at an ordinary café. When I went to this café, there were a lot of blond hair blue eyed foreign tourists visiting this maid café for the sake of unique cultural experience. The maid café can be also reserved from the official website. If you are planning to visit on weekends or with a large number of people, it may be better to make a reservation. There are signboards of the café on the street corners from the station. So, you don’t have to worry so much about getting lost. When you are traveling to Japan, and if you have time in Akihabara please try it out.

PS: Please be mindful that you cannot take photos of maids without permission.

“MAIDREAMIN Akihabara Main Store”
● Sumiyoshi Building 6F, 3-16-17, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
● 03-6905-7735
https: //maidreamin.com/
● 5 minutes on foot from JR Akihabara Station. 1 minute walk from Suehiro Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza line
● Weekdays (Monday - Friday) 11:30 ~ 23:00 / Saturday · Sunday 10:30 ~ 23:00
● VISA and MASTER CARD are accepted

* Information was last updated on April 26, 2018. For details and the latest information, please contact the store directly.

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