Akihabara is the place to go for “nerd stuff”: anime, comics, figurines, electronics, and video games. I took my brothers there today and we decided to get lunch in a maid café.
There are several maid cafés in Akihabara. We chose @homecafe as it’s highly rated and close to Super Potato, a retro gaming store.
Rules of Visiting @HomeCafe
- No pictures (except of food and drinks).
- Credit cards accepted.
- Don’t touch the maids or ask them for any personal information.
- All guests have to order at least one item from the menu.
- There is an additional fee as well as food and drink of 700 yen per adult, and discounts for seniors and students.
Upon arriving, we were greeted with a happy “welcome home, masters and princess!” Maids are there to make you happy and give you what you need. All the maids, dressed up in cute outfits, had smiles on their faces and were very kind.
Our server, Aqua, said some cute, quirky stuff like she was from Aqualand in the deep ocean and that she had eaten magic food that made her 17 years old forever.
We ordered the Food Combo, which included one food item from the menu, one soft drink, and a picture with the maids. We all ordered the omelette rice, where the maids draw a picture of your choice on top in ketchup. I got Princess Peach and she did a pretty good job!
The boys got milkshakes and I got a mocha latte where I could also choose the picture on top in caramel sauce. I requested Wario.
We even managed to catch a cute show where the maids sung and danced on stage. Because why not, right?
Here’s me with Aqua. She was awfully sweet and she definitely had the biggest smile out of all the maids in @homecafe.
Kawaii as heck.
A maid cafe is always a fun experience; just expect to plonk down around 3,000 yen for your meal and experience. It’s an experience you should try while in a Japanese city.