Maid Cafés in Japan
Maid Cafés are popular attractions in Japan, especially amongst the anime communities. Known for their well-dressed and exceptionally-trained servers who do their best to treat each customer as a "Master" or "Mistress", many people go to Maid Cafés each day to relax, chat and enjoy feeling like royalty while indulging in a meal or a drink. Café Figaro seeks to emulate as much of the Maid Café experience as possible here within the city of Montreal.
Our trained maids and butlers will greet and seat you, bring you food, pour your tea and talk to you, all while becoming your loyal servant for the hour. Our staff members specialize in all areas from making the delicious food and dessert being served, to taking on the personality of a maid/butler most suited to your needs. We take pride in our quality service and authenticity, and hope that we can bring to each customer an hour of comfort and good memories.
Café Figaro’s concept was inspired by many maid, butler and culture cafés in Japan. Here is a list of some of the most influencial businesses, should you wish to take a look:
Schatz-kiste Culture Café is located in Akihabara. A small, comfortable shop swathed in wooden furniture and cases of books, Schatz-kiste is the perfect hideout for anyone looking for some time to relax and breathe. Their maids are divided into four groups named after the four seasons, with each group taking care of a different aspect of customer service. The head maid and owner of Schatz-kiste is a talented artist who has self-published books about the lives of the maids under her care, and you can see examples of her work right on their website. Schatz-kiste has provided many inspirations for the warm, friendly, healing space Café Figaro seeks to become for our customers.
Swallowtail Butler Café is perhaps the most famous butler café in Japan. Located on Otome Road in Ikebukuro, Swallowtail prides itself in upholding the elegance and etiquette reminiscent of Victorian-era England. Walking into Swallowtail entails the customer to become an aristocrat for the duration of their visit, and their expansive teacup selection includes some of the most famous brands from around the world. Café Figaro’s overall atmosphere and service techniques were very much inspired by the sophistication shown by Swallowtail in revolutionizing the business of maid/butler cafés.