For better or worse, Japanese culture has made its way to the US and now sushi, cosplay, anime, and a number of other bizarre hybrids (sake bombs, anyone?) are fully integrated into American life. Now it seems maid cafes, those sickeningly sweet pink restaurants where waitresses act as servants, have made their way across the Pacific.
Located in New York Citys Chinatown, Maid Cafe NY brings a little bit of one of Japans strange subcultures to the United States. But will American patrons feel comfortable being greeted by cute maids in frilly outfits saying, Welcome home my master and my princess? Lets take a closer look at Maid Cafe NY and find out.
With a grand openning on August 18 of last year, Maid Cafe NY is the first maid cafe in New York. As is the norm at such an establishment, there is no shortage of cute subservient female waitresses dressed as maids.