A cafe in the Philippines is using sexy fancy dress to entertain its customers as they enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

According to Reuters, Manila's first 'maid cafe' opened recently and is based on the Japanese art form anime.

Waitresses wear French maid fancy dress to pamper punters, cashing in on the growing popularity of 'cosplay' - or costume play - among Filipinos.

Reia Ayunan, owner of the cafe, said she wants the waitresses to be like servants of decades gone by to really treat patrons.

"I guess that's what we all want once in a while after a busy day of work or busy day at school," she commented.

It may not be too long before a maid cafe opens up in the UK - perhaps other themed eateries could also be popular too. How about waiters in bacon and egg fancy dress to serve up all day breakfasts?