A Maid Café is a type of cosplay restaurant found predominantly in Japan.
In these cafés, waitresses dress in maid costumes and act as the household servants of their customers; referring to them as "Master/Mistress" and generally acting in a sub-servile manner.
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- The first permanent maid café, Cure Maid Café, was established in Akihabara, Tokyo, in March 2001.
- The male equivalent of the "Maid Café" is the "Butler Café", which acts in a similar manner to the "Maid Café" but with male waiters dressed as butlers instead of female waitresses dressed as maids.