My Experience at Cure Maid Cafe in Tokyo + What I Wore
Have you ever heard of a “Maid Cafe?” I had only recently heard of such a thing…I’m aware of cat cafes and actually visited an owl cafe, but the maid thing sounded a bit creepy. However, I’ve been getting told repeatedly to visit one…So, I finally caved this last weekend and went to see what all the fuss is about.
I ventured over to Akihabara to visit “Cure Maid Cafe.” It is said to apparently be the original “Maid Cafe” in Tokyo. It really wasn’t as creepy (or sexual) as it sounds. It’s basically a bunch of waitresses dressed in cute maid outfits (not sleazy, by any means), who are all super cute and polite. Oh, and we had to do all kinds of funny little cheers before we ate our very cute food.
Our Food at Cure Maid Cafe
It was an interesting experience to see the least. However, I don’t know if I would say this is a must-do while in Tokyo. It’s kind of one of those things that I can now say “Hey, I did that!” But it doesn’t even scratch the top of my memorable moments list in Tokyo. (Click here for my full list of top things to do in Japan.)
So, moral of the story…if you find yourself in Tokyo on a limited amount of time, skip the maid cafe. It was also quite expensive! It was just over $80 USD for my husband I to eat a burger, omelet and ice cream here! (We were a bit shocked.) This also included a souvenir (my cat ears and my husband got a key chain) plus, the two photos of us with our waitresses. Quite expensive, though, in my opinion! (However, the Akihabara area is definitely worth a visit! I’ll talk more about in a post later this week!)
My Outfit for a Maid Cafe
Ok, admittedly this post didn’t quite go according to plan. I had envisioned this outfit being worn in a similar environment to my Harajuku outfit post…with a funky background, maybe some bright signs or graffiti…you know, something to blend in with my Star Wars outfit, haha. Akihabara is an area known for its electronics stores and cosplay, so I didn’t think my vision was too far off.
However, the areas that had the bright lights and signs I was thinking of were quite crowded…and the side streets were very peculiar. They were either filled with absolutely adorable restaurants…or strip clubs, with their corresponding advertisements. So, my Star Wars outfit is set against a cute, little Italian restaurant..because the strip clubs on the street over just weren’t blog-appropriate. Haha. Not that I need a particular setting to wear a Star Wars outfit, though! I’ll wear Star Wars shirts, dresses and accessories on any given day. (It’s just nice to photograph them with certain backgrounds!)
But anywho! My Star Wars shirt is actually a gift from my mother-in-law and brother-in-law (Ryan)! My family knows me quite well, haha. (Thank you, guys!) I love wearing cotton t-shirts, there is just nothing comfier…and throw that in with a light skirt on a hot summer day! It’s wonderful! It also gave me a good excuse to break out my new BB-8 jewelry from FemmeDeBloom. She has the cutest, handmade accessories! I think I’m going to need one of her lightsaber necklaces to complete this look. 😉 (Also, if you’re new to my blog…yes, this purse is real! Haha.)
How was everyone else’s weekend? And have you ever heard of a Maid Cafe? Let me know in the comments!
Where to find it:
Shirt: Gift from Ryan & Kim 🙂 (Similar here)
Sandals: Old (Similar here)
Purse: Jump From Paper
BB-8 Jewelry: FemmeDeBloom on Etsy
Belt: TigerLily Boutique
Sunglasses: c/o* Polette
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*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.
You two are way too cute in those pics! 🙂
Love the t-shirt.. never knew a ST could be pretty.. 😛
( I’m still curious to see how these pics would have come out in a stripbar-filled alley. 😉 )
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Aw, thank you! Haha, it would’ve been quite the image I think! 😉
Oh gosh! The food is so cute!!! Kawaii!!!
And your outfit is awesome. I love the tee, it’s great and cool and feminine with the floral pattern!
Hope you have a great week!
Very kawaii! 🙂 I don’t use that word nearly enough!! Haha. And thank you so much, Mona! I hope you have a great week too!
You guys are so cute! Whoa, that is seriously expensive haha. Star Wars all the way! Your in-laws definitely picked out a great gift for you. Love the mix of a skirt and t-shirt too. I think its so chic to do and unexpected!
Aw, thank you, Amanda! Haha – I thought so too..but it was an experience, I guess! And thank you…I’m starting to wear skirts and t-shirts together more often..so comfy too. 🙂
You both make such an adorable couple.
One of my colleague friends is a huge Star Wars fan. She will be delighted to wear those earrings and I to have that handbag. Cannot find it on the site anymore.
$80 does sound expensive, but looks like you had a good time still!
Richa | Fancier’s World
Aw, thank you, Richa! The earrings are so cute…and her prices are wonderful as well! Unfortunately, I think the handbag is only available in certain countries now… I can still see it when I’m on the Japan website, but you’re right, when I switch to US, it’s no longer there. I’m so sorry! 🙁 $80 was a bit on the pricey side, in my opinion…but it was still an experience to be had! 🙂
Such a cute outfit on you! Love it so much! You look so so pretty! Love that handbag! <3
Aw, thank you so much! 🙂
That’s such a cute outfit. And Tokyo — you’ve made me want to visit!
Aw, thank you so much! And Tokyo is amazing – I never want to leave! 🙂
Omg I love the BB-8 earrings! So cute! The cafe food looks heavenly too.. kawaii paradise~
Thank you so much! You can’t go wrong with BB-8 earrings! 🙂
I loved your outfit, the Star Wars T-shirt is lovely! I think that the Italian restaurant was better than the clubs you mentioned, as background! The Maid Cafe and the dishes, soooo sweet! I think it is quote expensive, but well, it’s not an everyday thing, so it is worth a visit, to have this experience. And you got some souvenirs and the memories – then this is priceless! Hope you have a nice week!
Thank you so much, Denise! Haha..I agree! The Italian restaurant was a much better choice. 😉 I’m glad we experienced it…I would just say it’s not a “must-see” if you’re on a limited amount of time in Tokyo. 🙂
That purse is so adorable – looks just like a cartoon drawing!
-Clarissa @ The View From Here
Thank you, Clarissa! It is definitely one of the most unique accessories that I own! 🙂
Definitely a great t shirt! And so cute with the skirt! I love the pix of you two with the “maid”, it makes me laugh trying to picture my hubby doing that! 🙂
Thank you so much, Laurie! Haha…I was surprised my hubby did it!;) Although, he looks like he’s ready to fight in that one photo…vs being all cute. Haha.