Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Cafe…
Tucked away in the heart of the Toronto is a huge Otaku secret. In their efforts to expand and introduce Toronto to Japanese food culture, the famous Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake cafe has opened up a maid cafe.
Maid cafes are a prominent and reoccuring theme in Japanese anime and otaku culture, and can famously be found in areas of Tokyo such as Akihabara. Maid cafes combine elements of anime, and cosplay culture – it is often a small, brightly lit, and pastel coloured cafe. Customers are greeted with a hearty “Irasshaimase!” or welcome! Girls in maid uniforms (think more cute and reserved than kinky/sexy) serve desserts such as cakes, parfaits, and teas to visitors, as well as perform dances at set times.
Mle and I decided to visit Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Cafe! Here’s what we discovered…
My new phone case from Redbubble! It’s got a Kiki’s Delivery Service theme – super cute! I’ll be doing a giveaway with Redbubble soon so keep your eyes peeled.
Overall, we had such a pleasant experience at the maid cafe. During the time at the cafe, we noticed a big mix of people – mostly teens and people in their early 20s, but also adults in their thirties and older! At one point, two older guys sat next to us and cracked weird jokes to us – after they left, a lady and a man sat down and had a real estate meeting? Quite a diverse group of people, which is great because I think everyday passerby’s would see the maids and think the cafe was some type of kinky place.
We read that the maids performed jpop dances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays, however we waited around for about two hours but there were no performances! We later discovered that performances happen at 6:30PM and 8:30PM.
If you ever happen to have free time around central Toronto, definitely check out the maid cafe!
Uncle Tetsu’s Maid Cafe – Address: 191 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1C7
Phone: (416) 591-0555
Have you ever been to a maid cafe? Does your city have a Japanese food scene? You can check out the experience in the vlog we filmed – enjoy! 🙂