Although there are many maid cafes that have time limits, “Honey Honey Akihabara” is a shop where you can relax without having to worry about time nor additional charges. Including menus for female guests that include making the guest’s own desserts while wearing maid’s clothes, the shop also has a complete set of menus available in other maid cafes, such as having the maid draw whatever the guest requests on top of their omelet rice with ketchup.
Maids are preparing to open the spacious and bright shop. Inside the shop filled with the smell of freshly-made desserts from the kitchen are the staff checking all the small details to make sure their guests can come and have an enjoyable time.
Event notice for a maid’s birthday. The maid who has her birthday that day will wear a different kind of maid outfit and enjoy her own birthday party.
There is also a wide variety of seasonal events such as cosplay events and Oktoberfest. Since there is no time limit, guests can not only enjoy the event until the end, but also use the store’s Wi-Fi, and charge their devices (the shop even lends charging cables) to relax for as long as they want (however, there is a 90-minute time limit if the store is crowded).
A former employee at a major department store, Karin is a female idol group fan Having worked at “Honey Honey Akihabara” for about a year and a half, Karin told us that the work’s charms were largely in meeting new people.
Put on one of the 5 different kinds of maid costumes, make your own dessert, and take a picture together with a maid with the store’s “Ladies’ Desserts Set(990yen)”. The image is a ribbon maid and cheese cake. “There are many customers from other countries, who come and love taking pictures”, told us the vice store manager, Mei.
Featuring a cute honeybee and the word, “Honey”: “Honey Omelet Rice(920yen)”. Upon the guest’s request, the maid draws on top of the dish using ketchup.
Among other maid cafes, the shop has an especially rich lineup of alcoholic drinks, such as Japanese sake, wine, whiskey, as well as “Maid Cocktails(640yen)” made to fit the impression of each maid. There are also limited-time drinks that are served only during events.
A drawing pad that’s also used for communicating between customers and maids. Foreign guests who can’t communicate in words can use the drawing pad to communicate, besides using body language.
There are live performances in the store every six months, which are held collaboratively with Omiya branch and Yokohama branch. “On the day, more than a hundred guests gather in the store and have fun”, told us the vice store manager. There are CD’s, photo albums, calendars and more merchandise available in the store.
The majority of foreign guests are European, such as French and German. Currently, the shop is preparing a menu in English. “Most guests come to see all the maids in our store, instead of just one. Because of this, we try to liven things up as a whole, which creates an atmosphere that’s easy to join even for foreigners. Please come visit and enjoy your time with us”, says the vice store manager./p>
Even if you can’t communicate with the maids using words, they will do their best to communicate with you. That’s why the shop is recommended for first-timers, too.
- NAME：Honey Honey Akihabara
- ADDRESS：Isamiya 8th Bldg. 2F, 3-7-12, Sotokanda, Chiyoda city, Tokyo.
- HOURS OF OPERATION：From 12:00AM to 11:00PM（L.O.：10:30PM）