Just one last post from the Saturday trip to Akihabara. There were indeed many maid cafes and many maids handing out brochures to go to the maid cafes. From what I have heard second hand, the cafes are places where men go to be pampered essentially. You can get your ears cleaned or just have a maid sit on your lap. I didn't go to a maid cafe but we accidently caught a glimpse when the elevator we were taking to a figurine ship unexpectedly opened and we saw the whole thing!