Last night I went to a maid cafe for the first time!
I’ve always wanted to go to a maid cafe, but there’s a number of reasons I haven’t. I’m a little shy, I haven’t found friends to go with, they’re usually in major cities, you have to be careful because some of them are a little sketchy, etc.
Anyway, one opened in my little city this month. I’ve been curious about it, but once again, I’m too shy to go alone, etc. Also, seeing as it’s in my city, I didn’t know how I felt about the chances that one of my students might see me going in. I know it sounds like I’m being paranoid, seeing as I live in a city, but it’s a very small city and things tend to get around quickly. You don’t know how many times I’ve heard “I saw you at the supermarket/mall/on the street/etc” from one of my students. Or even better is “My sister/brother/mother/grandma saw you at the supermarket/mall/bookstore/etc.”
Last week though, I mentioned to some of my friends that a new place had opened up and they were really interested. They wanted to go and so did I, so after a little consideration, we went last night. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect seeing as it was my first time. But the place was really relaxed. It wasn’t set up as a European cafe as I’ve heard some are. It looked like a normal restaurant inside except that it was decorated with all sorts of anime stuff.
The maids were really nice. One of them tried speaking a little English to us, which was fun. But mostly we talked about our favorite animes. One of the maids seemed to be into Sailor Moon so we talked about Crystal a bit and the new musical (she didn’t know about the musicals).
One of my friends and I ordered omurice. My other friend ordered a pizza. The maids drew pictures on our omurice, but for some reason, there was confusion with the pizza and they would only draw on it if you ordered a half pizza? It was strange. Anyway, my friend ordered a whole one, so they didn’t draw on it. But my other friend drew on it for her when she finished half of it.
It was really enjoyable and I’ll probably be back sometime. :D
Sorry I don’t have a picture of the other omurice at the moment, but I’ll get it soon. The maids drew Haro from Gundum.