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The Top 5 Tokyo Maid Cafes

January 3, 2007

Maid cafes are a popular, totally geeked-out phenomenon centered in the back alleys of Akihabara’s electric town. Their specialty? Girls dressed like French maid who say, "welcome back, master!" when you enter, delicate cakes and dainty dishes that make you feel like you’re in a fairytale, and walls lined with comic books, video games, and figurines that’s like chicken soup for the the otaku’s soul. Overall, these cafes provide superb subservient service to even the nerdiest, loneliest man in the neighborhood.

Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular maid cafes in the Akiba district, with links to reference for your next visit.



Little PSX has everything an
otaku could ever want–a PlayStation, free Internet access,
all-you-can-eat Japanese snacks, and waitresses that draw ketchup
kittens on your omelet.


The royal British maids of Melty Cure offer reflexology and aromatherapy as well as quality alone time with your maid of choice. Aaaaaahhhhh.


Cos-cha‘s "Angels"–like this one pictured left–will serve their masters’ every need with their nimble fingers and bear ears.


Idre1 Mai-Relax offers foot massages by cosplay-loving, blogging sweetie pies like Rieka, Momo, and Mayuri.


Idst1St. Grace’s Court is a cathedral, and this girl is your servile nun. Hallelujah!

Source: Impress Watch (Japanese)

January 3, 2007 at 1:23 pm

Have you ever heard of this place? It’s an interesting twist on the typical maid cafe. It think it’s a great idea.

Heywood Jablowme
January 3, 2007 at 8:35 pm

In Bangkok on Patpong 2, they have a blow-job bar called “Star of Love”. You drink beer and get a blow-job under the bar. I think it would be a good idea to have a Tokyo blow-job maid bar.

January 3, 2007 at 10:02 pm

Seems like most of the maids are average looking girls. I would have thought they would be overly cute looking and almost AV idol-like. Interesting. ((Even with my being a girl, some of them looked a little scary to me like they should not be working somewhere that bases it’s business on the looks of the waitress/maid))

January 3, 2007 at 11:46 pm

Even with my being a man, I am in complete agreement with you ! That said, man Akihabara is such a cool place…I wish I had visited a maid cafe on my last trip…for purely scientific reasons, of course 😉

January 4, 2007 at 2:47 am

@ Jenna
The joints are most likely to be frequented by the more nerdy/geeky type (like myself) who wouldn’t be too hung up on the girls attractiveness but would rather be more interested in the fact that they are actually girls. Or maybe they have poor lighting for something like that.

January 9, 2007 at 11:24 am

Akihabara’s Tip Top Maid Cafes

For residents and visitors, here’s a guide to Akihabara’s maid cafes. There’s the cathedral St. Grace’s Court with its maids dressed like Bridget from Guilty Gear and the PS3 maid cafe Little PSX, which we’ve featured before. Other mentions are…

January 29, 2007 at 9:51 am

I think being ‘average looking’ is a good quality, especially when it comes to nerdy clientele.
After all, for them the aspect of ‘achievability’ (i.e. ‘this is a girl I have a chance with’) is going to be a big plus, don’t you think?

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