Maid cafe (@home cafe) – Akihabara

maid cafe


Located on the top floor of the Don Quijote building, @home cafe is one of the most popular maid cafes in Akihabara Tokyo. After seeing it on tv a couple of times, I thought that i too would venture out into the world of otaku.

Would I hear or be able to use the otaku catch phrase, “moe” ?

We arrived at @home cafe just before 12 on a weekday. We were greeted by a cute little waitress, dressed up in a maids uniform. She greeted us with, “Welcome back my master”. Feeling kind of special, with a rather large grin on my face, we were then shown to our table in the lounge area.

Surprisingly the food was reasonably priced, most dishes around the 1000 yen mark.

We were informed that to make the food taste good, we would all have to say “moe moe mune kyun” and make a cute pose to finish. Embarrasing but fun.

We then had our portraits painted on our food in ketchup. The food wasn’t bad at all, 2 thumbs up.

The menu listed other services that were available here. These services included :

– A game with a maid for 500 yen (rock paper scissors or a dice rolling game).

– A photo taken with a maid for 500 yen (see above).

– A purikura (photo sticker) taken with a maid for 1000 yen (here you could get very close).

I wanted to have my photo taken. I was then given a photo list of all the maids available. I chose the maid that served us, she gave me a rabbit to hold. I wasn’t looking the best, so I distorted my face.

On the way out we were presented with a Level 1 ? Licence of your Majesty Card, then farwelled with the line, “When will you be back home?”

I thought the same.

Totally moe.


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8 Responses to “Maid cafe (@home cafe) – Akihabara”

  1. Suzanne says:

    Loved the sauce pictures I want to visit here…..

  2. Arianna says:

    Was there earlier this month. Too much fun!! Make sure to go when you are in Tokyo.

  3. Marie says:

    Nomiso… how’d you get a picture with the maid-san??? It was on the kinshi list the last time I was at Akiba…

  4. Anton says:

    Haha so they caught you off guard too huh? Glad you enjoyed the experience, it’s a bit out of the world wasn’t it? Especially for a 1st timer. My kanojo’s working there too so I visited often back then. I miss Tokyo so much =(

  5. Sue says:

    The kids told me it was fantastic.

  6. Ads says:

    I went to Japan last month and went to the maid cafe for lunch. The food was great, the girls were great and we had lots of laughs. If you want to experience something different and don’t mind making a fool of yourself, I’d highly recommend it.

  7. Kweeny says:

    WOW ^_^
    I can’t wait to go there….. it sounds so fantastic!

  8. gomer says:

    The next big thing is not a maid cafe, but a maid lounge like the Akiba Refresh club.

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