The interior is decorated to fit the cafe's 19th century English maid theme with wallpaper and wainscoting, antique furnishings, chandeliers, and lamp lighting. Chairs and tables are covered in linens and the modern phone is wired to ring through the antique crank-style wall phone.
Guests can further immerse themselves in the experience by taking home the cafe's recently published manga (graphic novel) series centered around a maid named Shirley.
I visited on a quiet Thursday evening and requested a Maid Tea. My maid, Nagi, is fluent in English and provided excellent service. With her assistance, I selected Apolon tea from Mariage Frères served with honey and cream and a Mont Blanc black sesame and soy milk cake.
Before your visit, please note:
- While photography of the interior is permitted, you may not photograph the maids or guests.
- Reservations are recommended for Fridays, Weekends, and for full-service Maid Tea and can be arranged by phone if you are fluent in Japanese or through your hotel concierge.
- All guests must order at least one beverage or food item and there is a 150 yen table charge.
Address: 〒170-0013 東京都 豊島区 東池袋 3-9-15
3 Chome-9-15 Higashiikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tōkyō-to 170-0013
Mon-Fri 2:00-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00-10:00pm