When Maid Coffee shops are obviously old and popular, then these unusual restaurants and coffee shops below offer you more than just food!
1. Little TGV
Here’s an eatery and bar for train nerds. Besides carriage seats and other rail items, there are model of trains, too. Little TGV is a cross between a maid café and a kind of railway themed izakaya (Japanese-style pub). In addition to exhibits such as a model railway and a television showing railway videos, you’ll also find hard-working female staff dressed in railway cosplay uniforms.
5mins walk from Akihabara Station or Suehirocho Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
4F, Isamiya Dai 3 Bldg, 3-10-5 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Weekdays 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Weekends and holidays 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
2. Vampire Cafe
5mins walk from Akihabara Station
T & K AKIBABLDG 2F
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Sotokanda 3-10-5
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Last order 22:00)
3. Gundam Cafe
When your body clock strikes the meal-time chime, setting the “hungry” messages reverberating in your brain amidst your adventures in the world of robots and anime, seek out Gundam Café. Satisfying your appetite won’t ever be any distraction from your child-like fantasy when you can both eat and play with Gundam Wings.
1-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station
11 Hanaokacho Kanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Take out 11:30 to 19:30)
Last order Food 9:30 p.m., drink 10:00 p.m.
4. Maid and Butler Cafe
Akihabara has grown famous for their maid and butler cafés. The general concept of each cafe plays on different fantasies. Waitresses in a maid café are cute, perky girls who wear French Maid costumes. Sometimes, they wear bunny or cat ears to emphasize their cuteness. Waiters in the Akihabara butler cafés, on the other hand, wear either a black suit or tuxedo with white gloves. At each café, one of the favorite things to do is pay a bit extra to take pictures with the waiters and waitresses.
Mononopu is a Sengoku-style café, which the maids are extremely friendly, and at least one can speak some English. The layout is fairly spacious, again with enough seating for about 30 people at the wood-paneled tables and bar. Pictures of old samurai armor line the walls, with a few cloth banners interspersed between them. Fake torches burn on poles around the bar, and at the back is a closed off “VIP” room. One of the more interesting features is the door leading to the rest rooms. This door rotates around its center, rather than being hinged at one side, so it’s almost like entering a secret passage to get to the toilets.
5mins walk from Akihabara Station
Chuu-ou Dori, near the “Boku-tachi no Tarou” building, one floor above Pinafore 2, 5th floor
Tue-Sat 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
1,000yen/1hr in Tea Room
500yen for one photo with one maid.
6. Final Fantasy Erzora Cafe
I am sure many people have grown up with the famous game Final Fantasy. In Final Fantasy Erzora Cafe, you can indulge into the world of Final Fantasy! You can enjoy Final Fantasy inspired food and drinks in the atmosphere as if you are in the world of video game.
You can make a reservation of Final Fantasy Erzora Cafe online in advance, but unfortunately, the official website is written only in Japanese. Voyagin sells online ticket on their website in English for those who want to book a table in more comfortably. Find out more at Voyagin's website!Reservation ticket for Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe in Tokyo (View at Voyagin)
1 Chome-1-10 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo-
4mins walk from JR Akihabara Station
11:30am – 10pm
https://www.pasela.co.jp/paselabo_shop/ff_eorzea/ (Japanese Only)
7. Kurikoan's Magicarp Taiyaki
World's Pokemon trainers! Kurikoan is the destination you should go to catch Magicarp! They created Magicarp into Japanese sweet taiyaki. Taiyaki is a fish-shaped pancake with sweet bean paste inside. Find and catch Magicarp in Akihabara!
3mins walk from JR Akihabara Station Central Exit
1-chome-15-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
10:00 a.m. – 21:00 p.m.
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