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i maid cafe

http://www.imaidcafe.com/
This place has been receiving a lot of attention lately, but, more for the "maid" aspect of course. Has anyone gone to this place? How's the food like? A few friends of mine are wanting to go, and, just in case I get roped into going, I'd like to find solace in food.
Thanks in advance!

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  1. ummmm. so, all the wait staff are dressed as maids?

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    1. re: mainja

      Looks to be that way. It seems to be targeting a subsection of anime fans. I'm only curious about the food.

      1. re: Skwerly

        i think it's funny that they have a website that doesn't have a menu posted yet.

        1. re: mainja

          Goes to show what they're pushing for, eh?
          The menu was up a while ago and it looks to be more like hong kong and taiwanese style snack foods are being served. I don't know why its been taken down.

    2. I don't know anything about this place, but something tells me they aren't that concerned about the food aspect.

      1. I find the whole idea of this place creepy. (Perhaps it's a cultural thing and I just don't get it, but...)

        1. I don't know if it is still there but there was an article in the Toronto Star that said the food was passable, and that these cafes are all the rage in Asia (mostly Japanese cities).

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          1. re: sweetie

            Yes, and they greet clients with a "Hello, Master" when they arrive - food might be passable, but not what it's about.

          2. The food, from my experience, is passable but I just stuck with the snack foods (I typically don't get meals from bubble tea places unless they're dirt cheap... because then at least I can say I get what I pay for). I think there was a platter called "Happy Friendship Assortment Platter" or something and that was fine. Onion rings, french fries, calamari and chicken pieces.

            The bubble tea is pretty standard, no real complaints. They only have lychee jelly (or at least that was the case when I went there) but since that's my favourite, that wasn't a problem. :P

            I mean, really, this place is just any other bubble tea place but the generally inept waitresses are in maid outfits this time around. >;P Then again, it's not like you're paying a premium for it so if you're in the area, there's no real reason not to go.