With Tokyo literally teeming with a multitude of maid cafes, all the way from fairly regular cosplay-themed retreats to convent-like coffee shops, it was arguably only a matter of time before a more mature take on the trend was introduced — the cleverly named haunt Hand Maid being decidedly more interested in draining its customers vessels than keeping them topped up.
In fact, dispensing with beverages altogether, the establishment — which has a branch in both Tokyo and Osaka — offers a much more hands-on approach, with its maid uniform-clad staff members offering those who have been palmed off by their partners, or are reluctant to try out some rough and ready robotic relief, a little more of the human touch.
Details of the various specialities on offer can be seen at the official site here, which perhaps predictably also includes a schoolgirl outfit option; however despite the lack of nudity and mostly manga depicted deeds, it’s perhaps not exactly best suited for browsing at work or when grandma is about.
All in all, a place where a myriad of variations are available, provided of course the customer doesn’t decide to rub the staff up the wrong way. Plus, in true maid style, the personal service is second to none, and with bookings also available, the staff are more than happy to wait patiently for each customer to come.