Friday 8 October 2010

Malaysia maid-themed cafes

have you heard of the popular maid cafes in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan; such as cure, @home, and maidreamin? don't you just wish to visit one of those maid cafes? because i myself dream of visiting a maid cafe in japan! perhaps, butler cafes too.

however, the closest i ever got to a cafe maid was: Ryomou Shimei (one of my previous cosplay character who works part-time in a maid cafe). why? you have to understand it is not that cheap to travel in japan, at least for me. so, let's get started on a list of maid-themed cafes, here in Malaysia!

kissA Koyotei
  • No148, Ground Floor, Jalan Hutton, Georgetown, Penang
kissA Koyotei is most likely the first maid-themed cafe to emerge in Malaysia, according to my memory. it has been running since 2007. they serve japanese cuisine and attracts lunch crowd for the bento sets (most reviewers are happy with the food) but non-halal. the maid uniforms may change over time (but all will wear the same dress design), and changes by color (they started with all-red, i think it is all-orange now). service-wise, they don't serve you with master-maid relation, so i'll warn you that they don't specialise in cafe maid treatment.
what to expect: bento lunch, or dinner with sake, when in Penang.

Snowy Healthy Dessert Home
  • F1.AV.113, First Floor, Asian Avenue, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Snowy has been around since 2008 and serves dessert specialties such as fruit desserts. there are also main course items which are suitable for lunch or dinner - no pork served; i am unsure if it is truly certified halal. unlike the point system of Akiba's maid cafes, here they offer fixed discounts for students who show their student cards upon ordering. the cafe maids are dressed in pink gingham uniforms (which are pretty short) and there is no cafe maid service as the concept takes a hint from HK-style due to the owner's background, instead of Akiba-style cafes.
what to expect: student discounts for lunch, when in Sunway.
extra: i read here that it had planned to open branches in Mid Valley Megamall, Sungei Wang Plaza, and The Curve.

Moe De Cafe
  • K-Gallery, Lot G-2, Ground Floor, Lot 44667, Jalan 1/62A, Bandar Menjalara, 52100 Kuala Lumpur
  • Unit B-9-G, Sunway Giza, Jalan PJU 5/14, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
when i heard of this cafe at the end of 2009, they were in their recruitment drive for cafe maids without much information. they were being very unclear about their address (c'mon, how are we to locate you?) but i was excited to hear an outlet was opening in Kepong as it was accessible via MRR2 or LDP. the good news, it has a large library of comics with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, all full! the bad news, it reminds me of Singapore's Cosafe Restaurant & Bar, because it opens until past midnight and aims to push the beer sales - obviously non-halal. the cafe maids wear colourful uniforms (with each maid in different maid dress) but also no master-maid experience.
what to expect: tons of comics, lots of beer, when in KL or Damansara.
extra: i read that it had planned to open one branch in Sunway Giza (Kota Damansara). added new address!

Kirameki Maid & Cosplay Cafe 
  • Lot 92a & 93, Star City Link Bridge, 88800 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Kirameki is the first entry into the maid-themed cafe in East Malaysia as it opened in september 2010. the cafe maids strive to serve you as maid to master - an experience to get to know on your own. they are dressed in black-white and red-white coordinated uniforms. the menu serves typical items from Akiba's maid cafes, including onomatopoeia-sounding foods, in their own naming style. Kirameki is a simple place but why clutter your "home" when you can indulge in the cafe maid experience?
what to expect: maid cafe-styled menu, master-maid treatment, when in KK.

Maid Cafe
  • 28A, Pelangi Avenue, Jalan Kelicap 42A/KU1, 41050 Klang, Selangor
aptly named after its own cafe concept, Maid is yet another addition to the growing number of maid-themed cafes in the klang valley (it is located in front of Klang Parade) which opened in november 2010. the maids are dressed in colourful uniformed dresses (sadly, no lace katsusha/headdress, so you can guess it will be strictly dining served by waitresses in maid costumes) while the modern décor takes a strong white and orange theme (contrary to their logo). the menu is unknown at the moment (but it does look like another HK-style maid cafe menu with main course, a la carte and drinks).
what to expect: non-halal food, when in Klang.

Little Pantry
  • G02 & G18, Ground Floor, IOI Mall Puchong, Bandar Puchong, Batu 9, Jalan Puchong, Puchong, Malaysia, 47100
only a month away from the previous maid-themed cafe opening, Little Pantry opened in mid December 2010. the décor is majorly white accented with sweet pink (reminds me of a cross between Full House and Gardens restaurant.). its FB page informs that they serve "western and asian food in a european home concept." the maids are dressed in pink maid uniform with  apron and matching lace katsusha/headdress, but the japanese maid cafe resemblance ends there.
what to expect: set lunch, special occasions, when in Puchong.

Tenshi no Café 天使の喫茶
  • LG18, e@Curve, 2, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
finally, an upcoming maid cafe, Tenshi no Cafe is scheduled to open in e@curve (formerly Cineleisure) on 22 January 2011 - so that means one more maid cafe to look forward to!

Updated: Friday, 21 January 2011


- said...

Wah..maid cafe...thk for the intro...take a time and drop by at the "Moe DE Cafe" and enjoy what is mean by local maid cafe since i live near kepong..

あきこ said...

hope you get to try the cafe and let me know how was your experience at MOE~ ^____^ said...

It's hard to find a decent proper maid master cafe in Malaysia. Most of them are just costumes for waitresses

あきこ said... well, i'm glad you believe there is a chance for proper maid master cafe in malaysia, as you said only most (not ALL) of them are just costumes. ^__^

tekong said...

psst, so any halal-certified or pork-free maid cafes that near with shah-alam/subang/sunway, i mean, which one you recommend?

cryspower said...

been to the maid cafes in Akibahara. it's really a different experience(anime style maid-master) from a normal cafe and not just waitress in sexy maid costumes.
think to make a similar experience in Malaysia, it may encounter some backlashes from politicians or NGO especially. Malaysians in general are not as open-minded yet (that its just an expanded family cafe with maids creating an experience)

protomanV89 said...

Tenshi no cafe sux man. I just try on their reopen day.

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あきこ said...

@protomanV89 i had a delightful time at Tenshi no Café! i went to the cafe without a reservation on a saturday afternoon - it was full but my friend and i got a table. we were about to talk serious stuff, but the atmosphere was so calming that we could not help but to relax~ sorry to hear about your complications, but we had a great time. ^____^

Unknown said...

thnks a lot with ur infomation i like ur entry =)..
wanna go maid-sama cafe someday

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