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The Café where Maids Pretend to Be Your Spouse

Cafés Tokyo Ikebukuro Greater Tokyo

You arrive home after a long day at the office to your beautiful wife, smiling as she greets you at the door. Inside, a delicious home-cooked meal is ready on the table … oh, and she’s wearing a bikini.

There’s a new café in Tokyo where you can have all this and more, because the staff there are ready and waiting to be your bikini-and-apron-clad new wife (or husband!).

At Ore no Yome (literally, “My Wife”) in Tokyo’s Higashi Ikebukuro neighborhood, they’ll always know your name. As long as you call and tell them beforehand, that is. It’s a concept café staffed by “wives” and “darling husbands” in swimsuits and aprons, whose mission is simple: to make you want to come “home” to them every night.

If girls in bikinis aren’t your bag, never fear: The cafe also has male staff called “my darlings,” who wear slightly odd swimwear-apron-things.

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