What is Arcane Cafe?

Arcane Cafe is a gaming themed maid cafe that offers guests an entirely new experience, featuring PC gaming, arcades, and consoles, all in a café environment with maid and butler versions of beloved game characters! We incorporate gaming elements into our service, and welcome our Challengers (guests!) to come train with us and gain some levels (and maybe even some loot!) while meeting new friends and having a blast!

When was Arcane Cafe Founded?


What is a ”maid cafe”?

Maid Cafes are a very popular version of cosplay restaurants typically found in Japan. The trend has grown in popularity and found it’s way overseas into conventions and events for Anime and Japanese culture. At a typical maid cafe, women dressed in maid uniforms will act as your waitress and entertainer. They will bring you cutely decorated food and drink, play card/board games with you at your table, and make sure that you feel at ease and have a great time! There are many variations of the maid cafe out there, and we at Arcane Cafe are inspired to bring you our very own unique take on the traditional Akiba-style maid cafe!

What do you do at your events?

The goal at our events is to make sure our guests have a great time! As a guest, you will get to meet one of our wonderful maids and enjoy their company while ordering a stat boosting dessert and choice of our specially crafted coffee or tea. There will be song and dance performances, fun trivia, or giveaways every hour of our event. You will get to train with our maids or butlers using tabletop games to enhance your stats and gain some XP. If you’re feeling up to the task, you can even challenge our maids or butlers to a 1v1 in the PC or arcade game of your choice to prove your worth. Earn our seal of approval and show that your training with us has been completed!

How long can I stay at the Arcane Cafe event?

Due to the restaurant-like nature of Arcane Cafe, you will be able to stay up to an hour in order for us to accommodate all the guests we will be receiving throughout the event.

If I bought tickets online, how do I redeem them at the event?

If you purchased a ticket during our online pre-sale event, thank you! Just hang on to your confirmation, and when you get to the event you can show us the email with your order number along with a valid photo ID!

What games do you have at your events?

We love all types of gaming, and have dedicated PC gaming stations at our events so titles such as League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, Hearthstone, Starcraft 2, and Heroes of the Storm will be available for play! We will also have custom built retro arcade stations featuring over 6000 titles from Marvel vs Capcom to Street Fighter, as well as a few old school consoles like Gamecube and N64.

Where are you located?

We are located in the Los Angeles area and visit conventions and events all over South California!

Is there an age restriction to enter the cafe?

While there is no age restriction to enter the cafe for food, drink, and board games, a few of our PC games will be rated M17+, so we ask that anyone under the age of 17 have a parent or guardian for supervision.

Can I apply to be a volunteer maid?

While we have filled our staff positions, there is always a possibility we will need more staff for our upcoming events! Please follow our website, Facebook, and Twitter to keep updated about future events and announcements!

When is your next event?

Please follow our website, Facebook, and Twitter to keep updated about our future events! We will always post our upcoming events on those pages as well as photos from our previous events in our gallery!

If you would like to book Arcane Cafe for your next event, please contact us via e-mail at ops@arcanecafe.com or through our online contact form found here.

Why “Arcane”?

The “Arcane” signifies our strong affinity for gaming, and much of our team’s gaming history lies in high fantasy games. Arcane magic has a lot of ties to many games and franchises that have all been a big part of our lives, from Arcane mages in World of Warcraft to Arcane Sanctuary of Diablo 2. We want to be able to deliver that kind of magically inspired impact to our patrons, and give them a mystical experience they won’t soon forget.