Sep 8, 2012
Otakultura’s correspondent-up-north, Curiouzkatt, checks out a one-day-only Maid and Butler Cafe hosted by Otageki!
Pieced together, the title doesn’t seem to fit right as it should, but trust me when I say that Baguio’s very own Azotea Greens made it happen. In part of the Baguio Day celebrations last September 1, Azotea Greens and Otageki made the one-day only Maid and Butler Café a definite place to visit for the local holiday.
I didn’t make it there for the opening, but I did make it during the afternoon. It had started raining but people were still pouring in to try what the little vegan restaurant had to offer. Of course, despite the cafe’s vegan inclination, they also have snacks and other drinks for non-vegetarian customers. They had two waitresses stationed at the front of the building with a sign to invite customers and a butler by the staircase to usher customers in. Inside, you’ll find different characters in maid and butler outfits, some generic and some really playing the part.
It was definitely a fun experience, although admittedly I couldn’t recognize all of the characters. But at least they were all recognizable as maids and butlers. Since the place was small, it was hard to move around, and there was also the problem of people moving tables after one was vacated. Sometimes some butlers or maids would go to the wrong table with an order, but thankfully they help each other out in minding where customers moved. I’m pretty sure that caused problems, but the staff handled it well.
As for the food, I can be very biased since I’ve known Azotea Greens for years, but I can guarantee that their food is definitely excellent. It’s an inviting new flavor to the taste buds, and of course, a healthier way to dine. Amidst the busy sidewalks of Session Road, this little one-day Maid and Butler Café helped people gain more awareness of this vegan booth-turned-restaurant. One woman I talked to wanted the cosplay café to happen more often. But with the amount of customers they get, it’s both a blessing and a curse, because it’s just too busy. All the same, the tandem worked, and I wouldn’t mind seeing this café event again one of these days.
So, with that, if ever you’re in Baguio, visit Azotea Greens for a different type of dining, and if you’re lucky, a maid or a butler may be there to serve you.