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24 October 2009

Otaku Ippiki goes abroad: Maid cafe "Maiderland" @Hong Kong

This article is continued from HK Report Part-1:Doujin event "Tsuki no Matsuri".

Last year, I visited Hong Kong's maid cafe:"Maid Date". The experience was not so good. Would I have a better experience at Maiderland?

Here's my report.
(Note: full marks is *****)

(日本語版は、こちらへ。The Japanese version is available here.)

[Location: ****]
Excellent. Maiderland is located within Mongkok旺角), a shopping district.
When you alight at MTR: Mongkok station, it takes only about 5 minutes to walk from the station to the cafe. The cafe faces the otaku building: Sino Centre信和中心) (please see a photo).

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But you may not be able to find the cafe easily because the entrance of this building was hidden behind a mobile phone shop(please see a photo).

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Once you find the entrance, you use the staircase to get to the 3rd floor. (*1)

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[Atmosphere/Interior: **+]
Quite average. The space of the cafe is large by HK standard. The lighting is dim. The room is rather old but well-decorated.

The impression is much like the interior of "an otaku's room (away home) where things are kept in neat and tidy.

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There were some large bookshelves with lots of manga(*2). One of the pigeonholes had lots of otaku goods.

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[Foods: **+]
The menu had a long list of beverages just like Japanese maid cafes. But food selection was very limited (please see photos). I ordered a cold beverage, and an omu-rice.

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The food is not bad, but just so-so.

[Maids' attitude/Service: **+]
Very polite and helpful. Compared to "Maid Date"(of my last visit), Maiderland had much better service. However, the manner of the services was not as professional nor sophisticated. It's just like one of those "amateur cafes" at a school festival. The staff could do with more training. (I think that this is not a matter of the maid-san but that of the manager.)

(Sorry for the lack maid-sans photos because they have no-photo policy for the 1st timers. Maiderland has a point-style loyalty card. The customer can take a photos if he chalked up some credit.)

[Overall: **+]
Average. If you have a chance to visit Mongkok for casual shopping, it's also good opportunity to experience the HK maid cafe.

(To be continued to Part-3)


[Note]
1) HK is well-known for its expensive property prices. It's has one of the highest in Asia. To start a business in CBD area, most entrepreneurs except the cash-rich ones could only afford a unit in a run-down building.

2) Maiderland opens only during the weekends. Weekdays (M-F) the cafe operates as a manga cafe.

[Cafe/Restaurant DATA]
Name         : Maiderland
Address      : 3F, 583 Nathan Rd, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone        : +852-6232-7304
Business time: 13:00 to 22:00
Official HP  : http://maiderland.jc-lab.org/

[Related articles]
Otaku Ippiki goes abroad: [2009.07] Torashabu @Singapore review
Otaku Ippiki goes abroad: [2009.01] Cafe Royal/T @Los Angels review
Otaku Ippiki goes abroad: [2008.10] Maid Date @Hong Kong review
Otaku Ippiki goes abroad: [2008.05] Cosafe @Singapore review
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[2012 Comment]
Unfortunately, This Maiderland was already closed down.

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