Checkmate is a new cafe in Tokyo's Akihabara district where the female waitresses dress as butlers. It's the sister restaurant to Pinafore, where the waitresses dress as maids. From the Mainichi Daily News:
The cafe, which held a sneak preview for invited guests on Friday, has adopted chess as its motif, with its butlers holding ranks such as "White King" or "Black Knight..."Link (Thanks, Paul Saffo!) Discuss Next post
"There's a wide range of butlers here -- moe (passionate interest) types, good-looking types and tsundere (aloof/lovestruck) types -- so both men and women can enjoy it. We're aiming to be the world's No. 1 butler cafe," (said Black King Soshi).