Maid Cafe
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One of Otafest’s most successful charity initiatives is our Maid & Butler cafe – an opportunity to have a taste of a unique Japanese service experience with delicious cafe food and drinks. In the Telus Convention Center we’ve been able to expand our Maid Cafe initiatives to enable even more attendees to participate in this unique experience, and to give the opportunity to contribute to our charity in a variety of different ways.

Since 2009, Otafest has raised over $101,000 at our events for various charity initiatives. Learn more about our 2018 charity, the Alex Centre for at-risk youth.

Maid Cafe pre-sale tickets are now on sale. Click here to buy – while quantities last.

Maid & Butler Cafe – VIP Cafe & Yokai Puzzle Challenge

Saturday, May 19, 11am – 4pm
Sunday, May 10, 10:30am-5:30pm

Buy tickets now
VIP Cafe sessions are a separate, ticketed initiative for Otafest attendees. You must have both a valid weekend or daily admission to Otafest and a maid cafe ticket to attend the cafe.


Maids – Otafest Aurora 2016 | Oguraya Exclusive Dessert

While the Café team have been prepping tasty bentos for our guests, a mischievous yōkai has gone and stolen some of our elemental treasures at the café! Complete puzzles and work together in teams with our Maids and Butlers to recover them all and catch that yōkai!

Your Ticket includes:

    • Maid Cafe Yokai Puzzle Challenge (social locked room)
    • Live Japanese Odori and Yosakoi dance performance from the maids & butlers
    • Oguraya Bakery Exclusive Bento
    • Calgary Marriott Downtown Exclusive Dessert
    • Drink of your choice (milk tea, iced coffee, soft drinks and more!)
    • Souvenir photo with the maids courtesy of The Camera Store,
    • Treat bag with exclusive 2018 laser-cut Maid Cafe O-Wing pin, courtesy of Chinook Crafts!
  • Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Diabetic-Friendly options available to advance sale ticket holders

Session Times:

Saturday:
11:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm
3:00 pm  – 4:00 pm

Sunday:
10:30 am  – 11:30 am
12:30 pm  – 1:30 pm
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

VIP Cafe session tickets are $25, limited to 420 attendees. 210 tickets will be available for online pre-sale on Thursday, April 19th at 5pm at otafest.com. Remainder of tickets will be sold at the Info booth at Otafest – 70 per day, first come first serve. Buy early to guarantee your spot!

Have dietary restrictions? Order an advance ticket and let us know so we can take care of you!


2017 VIP Cafe session loot bags | 2017 VIP Cafe Exclusive Pin

Saturday Night Market Matsuri

Saturday, May 19th, 6pm – 10pm
Stephen Avenue


Maid Cafe

Our popular Matsuri festival takes it to the next level for Otafest’s 20th anniversary! Come play festival games on Stephen Avenue with the Maids & Butlers, enjoy live entertainment on the Stephen Avenue stage, and check out exclusive maid cafe merchandise!

Japanese baked goods courtesy of our sponsor, Oguraya Bakery, as well as drinks will be available for sale during the Night Market!

Maid Cafe Bakery & Merchandise

Saturday, May 19th, 11am – 5:30pm
Sunday, May 20th, 11am – 8:30pm

Telus Convention Center – outside Telus 104 – 106

Buy adorable hand-made festival merchandise, and delicious Japanese baked goods courtesy of our sponsor, Oguraya Bakery.  Snacks and drinks available at Saturday’s Matsuri will also be for sale from our maids & butlers all day Sunday! (While supplies last.)

Bakery Menu:

  • Otafest Melonpan: Japanese bread (named because it looks like a melon!)
  • Nutella-Peanut Butter Mochi
  • Azuki Mochi Trio (Red Bean)
  • And more – stay tuned!

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