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Mixing the manga and Cosplay subculture and serving it up with food and drinks, a visit to Tenshi no Cafe is bound to be a pretty offbeat but fun experience. Located in e@Curve in Mutiara Damansara, this cafe mixes humour in with food, making it stand out among the sea of food outlets in KL.
Aimed squarely at anime fans, it is not the decor nor the food and drinks which make Tenshi no Cafe stand out – it’s the waiters and waitresses that make you sit up and take notice. The themed cafe is staffed with ‘maids’ (young girls in pink and white French maid outfits) and ‘butlers’ (guys in tuxedo-like attire) who are supposed to act as servants to customers, making you feel like you have stepped into a comic book.
Paying tribute to the anime lifestyle, a side alley within the mall separates this pink-hued eatery from the brightly-lit mall walkways within the shopping centre. As soon as you enter, a young girl who looks like a Cosplay (short for costume play) character trills out ‘Goshujin-sama!’ (Welcome).
One of KL’s only themed restaurants, inside baby pink walls, white plastic furniture and chequered-tiled floors make it look like Barbie’s dream home. Glass cabinets with anime figurines line the walls and there is a selection of board games to keep you occupied while you wait for your food and drinks: ‘maids’ and ‘butlers’ are more than happy to join in when you play.
For those who would like to experience Akihabara without travelling to Japan, then Tenshi no Cafe is for you: staff have even been trained by a genuine Akihabara Maid Cafe employee. Serving Japanese street food, prices are a little expensive but really you come for the playful, flirty atmosphere, so it is well worth it forking out for the experience. We say try the bento sets and the katsu curry don – chicken fillet on a bed of rice with spicy curry on the side. Though service is not as flirty and efficient as you would expect for a maid cafe, it is still a pretty amusing experience visiting this place, especially when you have a ‘maid’ waiting on you.
Definitely keep an open mind when you visit and you’re guaranteed to have a colourful experience: take note, photography inside the cafe is not allowed but if you ask nicely they may agree – but never of the maids.
Tenshi no Café
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 22:30
- Address: LG18, North Side, e@Curve, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7732 9813