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Animethon 2022

Aug 5 - 7 / 2022 Edmonton Convention Centre Edmonton Alberta Canada
/ Events / Maid & Butler Cafe

Maid and Butler Café

We are excited to continue our ever-popular Maid Café and Butler Café at Animethon 26! Our Maids and Butlers will do their best to offer you an enchanting experience of popular Maid & Butler Cafes, like the ones in Japan! They will graciously await to serve you at the cafe when you arrive, serving you snacks and drinks along with interactive activities and performances for you to enjoy. There is also a choice of instant photos for you to capture your time with us that you can take home. Relax and enjoy your stay here~ Okaerinasai Goshujin-sama, Ojou-sama! お帰りなさいませ、ご主人様 , お嬢様♥

The Maid Café will be serving the legendary Omurice that Maid Cafe's in Japan are known for serving, while the Butler Café will be serving special desserts scones.

Event Location: Riverview Room
What Friday Saturday Sunday
Maid Café Session 1:00pm, 3:00pm 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm --
Butler Café Session 5:00pm, 7:00pm 5:00pm, 7:00pm --

Each session will last approximately one hour and will include a choice of a food item and a drink. 

Food and drinks will be included with the ticket. The menu includes...
Choice of one food item (Specific items will have limited quantities):
  • Maid Cafe Food Menu: Omurice ♥
  • Butler Cafe Food Menu: White Chocolate Cranberry Scone or Traditional Buttermilk Raisin Scone, with house-made preserves.
  • Drinks: Tea (Earl Grey, Calm Chamomile, Refresh Mint)
A gluten-free option of a fruit plate will be available.

Be sure to inform your maid/butler of any food allergies that you may have. 
Ticket price: $20 (NO REFUNDS)
A valid Animethon 2022 Pass must be present for every ticket holder to attend this event.

You will be required to purchase a Maid/Butler Cafe ticket to attend this event, and are expected to arrive 10 minutes before the session starts. There are limited seats available so get them early!

Tickets will be available for sale to both X-Pass and pre-registered Event Pass patrons (must present pass at time of purchase) on Thursday next to Registration (at the temporary Animethon Merchandise Table) and at the Animethon Merchandise booth during the weekend.

Onsite Location to Purchase During Event: Animethon Official Merchandise Booth at the Exhibition Hall  (While quantities last.)

What is a Maid Café?
Maid cafés (メイドカフェ Meido kafe) are a subcategory of cosplay restaurants found predominantly in Japan. In these cafés, waitresses dressed in maid costumes act as servants, and treat customers as masters (and mistresses) in a private home, rather than as café patrons. The first permanent maid café, Cure Maid Café, was established in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan in March 2001, but maid cafés are becoming increasingly popular.

What is a Butler Café?
A butler café is a theme café that presents the server staff as butlers who attend to the guests as they would aristocracy. It is a place where patrons can enjoy a simulated upper class experience while conversing over a cup of tea. The butler café came about as a response to the growing number of fans looking for a distinguished place to relax and enjoy an interative, fun performance. It can be thought of as the counterpart to a maid café with butlers instead of maids and a greater focus on a more traditional experience rather than one influenced by moé culture.