Last Visited: August 2006
Following people should go:
- People who want to see unique maid cafe.
- People who like classic Japanese styles
- People who like classy atmosphere
Costume: Classic Japanese Maid Style (Kimono with Hakama)/pink
Total Budget: 1500 yen ~ 2000 yen
Time Limit: 90 minutes
English Menu: available
Stamp Card: not available
Communication Notebook: available only in
Check-it! Photo Shooting: available (I forgot the price…….)
Web Site: http://www.cafe-athome.com/saboh/
Exit from Denki-gai exit at the Akihabara Station, and head to north-west direction. It is located on the 5th floor of the building whose 1st floor is PC store called DOS-para. 4th ~ 7th floors are all maid-related, so it may be easy to locate. Also, they usually have a standing signboard on the street.
This is one of the three cafes for @home group, the famous maid cafe franchise who even offers a dry cleaning service (!) When the word “moe” won “Ryuh-kou-go Taisho” (The annual award given to the popular words of the year), the maids from @home cafe showed up to the ceremony to receive the award.
Unlike the other two, @home saboh features Japanese style maids, who are dressed in Kimono and Hakama. They call male customers “Danna-sama” instead of “Goshujin-sama” (both means “master”, but I guess the first one is more Japanese…. (-_- ;; ). They are well trained, and it is impressing to hear their perfectly synchronized greeting, “Okaerinasaimase, Danna-sama/Ojou-sama!” (Welcome home, master/my lady!), when you arrive at the cafe. (It is not well synchronized when they are all busy, but please do not complain. The true gentleman/lady should be generous to his/her maids. ;-p)
The interior of the cafe is also quite Japanese, where they have three types of seats. “
I personally like this cafe a lot, and recommend to many people when I am asked for a suggestion. I think it is due to its classy and calm atmosphere. The waitresses are quite professional, and interior is quite roomy and nice. I heard you get to hear a maid playing Taisho-goto (Type of Koto, Japanese horizontal harp) once a while, but I have never heard it yet. It is not usually crowded, probably since it is not a typical maid cafe. This place may not be good for people who want to go to a typical maid cafe, but if you are on tour to explore different maid cafes in Akihabara, I strongly recommend you to add this one to your list.