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->"Remember, there's only a one letter difference between tits and tips."
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''

Female serving staff wearing revealing outfits. Can be anything from a [[FrenchMaid maid costume]] to a short skirt and low-cut top that reveals [[AbsoluteCleavage just enough cleavage]] to [[MaleGaze keep the male clientele interested]].

Less commonly, the serving staff may be ''male'', and dressed to expose or accentuate his physique. He may be [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] (perhaps with a bowtie), or wearing a NakedApron, or some other RuleOfSexy.

Can overlap with BikiniBar. See also SexyStewardess. {{Cosplay Cafe}}s usually feature this.

''[[TropeCo/FanServiceWithASmile This item]] is available in the TropeCo/TropeCo catalog.''

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' anime, where Excel and Hyatt spend one mission working at a nightclub, and Hyatt notices that their outfits seem designed to emphasize their busts.
** In the manga, Excel, Hyatt and Elgala get jobs at a beachside bikini bar. Excel (of course) misunderstands and turns up in [[SchoolSwimsuit a somewhat less revealing swimsuit from middle school swimming lessons]]... which turns out to be [[CostumeInertia surprisingly popular]]. Later, "Teriha" gets a job at a MaidCafe to repay Shioji for taking her in.
* Despite being as covering as you can really get short of a burkha, the waitress outfit during the FestivalEpisode in ''LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi'' really brings out the ''assets'' of Mikuru and Tsuruya, at least judging by Kyon's and his friend's reaction and the notice "No Photographing" on the front door of the restaurant.
* Kallen, the top-heavy ace pilot from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', begins the second season undercover at a casino wearing a PlayboyBunny costume. Naturally, this got the fanartists' pens flying, and now you can find pictures of almost the entire female cast ([[{{Bishonen}} and several of the men]]) in the same outfit.
* For the few days Ukyou was too sick to tend to her restaurant in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', [[GenderBender Ranma]], [[DudeLooksLikeALady Konatsu]], and [[ShortTank Akane]] volunteered to take over for her so she wouldn't go broke. It didn't take long for Ranma to realize that plenty of male patrons came over to [[MaleGaze ogle]] the [[ViewerGenderConfusion cute "waitress" Konatsu]], and so he quickly turned female, [[ShowSomeLeg donned a microscopic miniskirt and heels]], and proceeded to attract even ''more'' customers. Later on, Akane made up [[{{Bishonen}} Konatsu]] as some sort of prince, attracting female customers [[MrFanservice just as effectively]].
* In ''Manga/LuckyStar'', [[ShipperOnDeck Hiyori]] outfits Minami and Yutaka in [[{{Takarazuka}} cosplay outfits]] for the [[SchoolFestival class cafe]] that pander for [[SchoolgirlLesbians her tastes]].
* ''HeIsMyMaster'': The whole point of the series is to have a rich teenage pervert require his teenage maids to dress in quasi-fetish outfits.
* In one episode of ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima'', Louise and Saito are asked by the resident monarch (who happens to be [[spoiler: a close childhood friend of Louise]]) to go investigate whether or not the aristocrats are oppressing the plebeians. Louise loses all of their expense money trying to get more money through gambling. The CampGay manager of a nearby inn lends them a room on one condition: Louise has to dress up in a revealing {{Meido}} outfit like the rest of the waitresses. While this is most definitely {{Fanservice}}, it's most certainly not with a smile, since the customers either cop a feel on the waitresses, or [[ACupAngst insult Louise for having a flat chest.]]
* Volume 19 of Shounen Shikou features a {{shotacon}} version of this. An otouto dresses up as a meido for his SchoolFestival and [[spoiler:has sex with his oniichan]]. ([[SarcasmMode How did you know already]]?)
* The various bars and restaurants in the Magical World in ''MahouSenseiNegima''. However, these girls are slaves. Some of them, anyway.
* In ''Manga/{{Bakugan}} New Vestroia'', the customers' reaction when Mira decides to pitch in at Runo's restaurant evokes this trope, although it's just Mira in her normal outfit plus an apron.
* Male example: [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia England]]'s "Sexy Waiter" outfit, which basically consists of the lower half of a NakedApron, a bowtie, and cuffs.
** In ''Manga/HetaliaHetaween2013'', the artist draws several other characters in this outfit as an apology for not updating for a number of days.
* ''KamenNoMaidGuy'' took this concept and ran with it. In one episode, the main characters are competing against a rival cake shop that is constantly packed to the gills with male customers. The shop's food is terrible to say the least, but no one is going there for the food. Every waitress that works there is [[BuxomIsBetter required to have a D cup or larger]], wear {{Meido}} outfits that show off as much cleavage as possible, and even adopt mannerisms that draw attention to their breasts. Being [[GagBoobs "gifted",]] Naeka gets a job there to go undercover.
* Deconstructed at ''MutekiKanbanMusume'': Miki Onimaru is a Kanban Musume (poster girl) for a Ramen Restaurant, she uses a little red MagicSkirt, and Megumi Kannazuki is the poster girl for a bakery, she uses a larger TrueBlueFemininity skirt.
** In the first episode, they both compete to be the best Kanban Musume by attracting the most costumers to their business: Megumi gets a sexy mini dress and Miki gets a RummageSaleReject NonIronicClown costume.
*** While Megumi ShowSomeLeg and attracts some teenagers to her bakery, she gloats to Miki:
-->'''Megumi:''' ''[[YouFool You’re so foolish, Onimaru san]]. [[LampshadeHanging Women should make the most of their sex appeal]]. [[BreakThemByTalking If you don’t even know that]], [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech what kind of Kanban Musume are you?]]'' [[NoblewomansLaugh laughs]].
*** However, Miki wins by attracting a lot of children who are in a school trip to the Ramen Restaurant.
-->'''Megumi:''' '' What is this? Sex appeal won’t work on children!''
** After some children realize that Megumi looks like the [[ShowWithinAShow StarRangers]] villainess Hell Bunny, she cosplays like that villain to attract more clients to her bakery.
-->'''Megumi:''' ''Everyone! Now you can shake hands with the popular children’s character Hell’s Bunny''
** Some clients threat to abandon the noodle restaurant if the beautiful Kanban Musume doesn’t drink with them, Miki agrees because she was called “beautiful”.
-->'''Client # 1''' ''Aww. I just wanted to have a drink with the cute Kanban Musume''
-->'''Client # 2''' ''Maybe we should stop coming here from now on.''
-->'''Miki:''' ''This is a problem! Mom’s fists are scary, but losing customers is bad too! And besides… He said I was a cute Kanban Musume! For the sake of the restaurant, I have to drink!''
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' likes to hang out at [=BooBies=] between jobs, where the waitresses (both human and [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe alien]]) wear pink bikinis. [[RobotBuddy QT]] thinks of it as "that restaurant with the jiggly waitresses and not-so-hot wings."
* ''[[Anime/VariableGeo Variable Geo]]'' uses this as its central plot element. It's about a tournament for [[WorldOfActionGirls combat waitresses]], who are competing for the ultimate prize: 10 million yen, a piece of prime real estate, and bragging rights. Except [[NebulousEvilOrganization the Jahana Group]] has [[GrandTheftMe other plans]] in mind for "the winner".
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[[folder:Comics]]
* The splash page of one issue of ''Comicbook/{{Scion}}'' has a sexy bartender leaning over the bar, cleavage in full view, smiling directly at the reader and asking, "See anything you like?"
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[[folder:Film]]
* Both the staff of [=McDonald's=], and the ''airline service'' in ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
* Tony Stark's private airline flight attendants in the first ''Film/IronMan1''. Goes beyond mere Fanservice to... other implications in a deleted scene where it's revealed that he snuggles up with one... and two more take Rhodey offscreen. Justified, of course; the man is rich and probably pays them for it (at least for the pole-dancing, he might be able to get the rest for free with his charm).
* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}''. In the future, every establishment will utilize this, ''every'' one of them. Even the news. Of course, most establishments are now brothels, so this is the ''least'' of society's vices.
* ''CoyoteUgly''
* ''MissingInAction''. Chuck Norris hooks up with an old army buddy in Thailand, leading to plenty of gratuituous fanservice involving totally naked bar girls. One notable scene has Chuck talking to a bartender; as he walks offscreen a beautiful naked Thai girl is placed on the bar for no apparent reason (security for a bar tab?).
* ''Film/{{Cloud Atlas}}'' In a dystopian future the fast food restaurant called Papa Songs uses fabricants, clones, engineered to provide this to their customers.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the web-based [[QueerMedia gay]] [[FurryFandom furry]] story series ''[[http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1660394/ Welcome to Frappuccinos]]'', the main character Venti is a {{Hunk}}y male hyena serving drinks in a coffee house. His uniform on the job consists of nothing but a NakedApron.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Sarah's Wienerlicious uniform in ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' is a dirndl with a teensy little skirt.
* In the TV show ''Series/CharliesAngels'', the Angels seemed to have to get these kinds of jobs to help solve the case. Funny how often that happened.
* Olive Snook's Pie Hole uniforms in ''Series/PushingDaisies'' are always low-cut with short skirts.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': The Dabo girls of Quark's Bar are mostly croupiers, but also serve drinks, and all wear {{Stripperiffic}} outfits to better loosen the punters' wallets.
* ''Series/TheMiddleman'''s protagonist briefly works at The Booty Chest, a "pirate-themed sports bar with scantily-clad waitresses".
* Sookie and the other waitresses at Sam's in ''Series/TrueBlood'' have a uniform of very tight T-shirts and shorts.
* On ''Series/TheGlades'' one murder victim was a regular of a beach side bar where most of the male patrons are there to see Maggie the waitress. She wears a skimpy bikini and likes to sunbathe topless on the beach before work. It's an open secret that half the men in the bar are in love with her and she is the one thing keeping the bar profitable.
** Another episode had a 'booze cruise' where the waitresses wore skimpy pirate wench costumes.
* Max of ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'' has her uniform open a lot lower than the other waitress. She's played by the rather chesty KatDennings, and is probably doing it deliberately, to get tips.
* Creator/GiadaDeLaurentiis provides plenty of this on her cooking shows on Creator/FoodNetwork and Creator/CookingChannel. We're not complaining.
** NigellaLawson has also earned a healthy reputation for this.
*** Sandra Lee seems to be ''attempting'' this trope, but instead comes across as tasteless FetishRetardant, though YMMV of course.
* Ruby's midriff-baring white top and tight red short-shorts when serving at Granny's in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', at least early on. Her wardrobe got a bit more modest [[spoiler:once the evil curse on her and the town started weakening]].
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/TheChampionPub'' has three barmaids on the backglass and playfield to fill this role.
* The waitress in ''Pinball/BigBangBar'', as shown on the cabinet and playfield art. Also invoked with the "Catch the Waitress" mode.
* ''Pinball/TruckStop'' is all about a truckers' diner where the all-female serving staff plays this trope straight.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In one of the cases in the third ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game, the murder takes place at a restaurant, and the only witness is a DirtyOldMan who, as it turns out, only goes there to ogle the waitresses in their skimpy uniforms.
** And in the middle of the case, Maya gets hired in the same restaurant and has to use the uniforms. Phoenix uses that to get information from the witness, and when it doesn't work [[OlderAlterEgo Maya channels Mia]]...
* The entire premise of the Pia Carrot DatingSim SeriesFranchise.
* The HGame series Hana Bunny-san Kirai? (''Do You Like Horny Bunnys?'') is centered around the fictional Platinum restaurants, where the female servers all wear... What else? PlayboyBunny costumes.
* All of the fighters in ''VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo'' work as waitresses at one of these places, and fight in their restaurant's uniform.
* This is the concept behind the restaurant sim Hot Dog King, where you operate a franchise of fast food stands staffed mostly by cute girls. You even get to choose what sort of outfits they wear on the job, from tight-fitting but relatively modest outfits to various revealing swimsuits.
* In ''TokimekiMemorial 2'', if [[spoiler: Kaori Yae]] has revealed her {{Backstory}} to the protagonist and is in love with him, her special event at the SchoolFestival will show her having fun working as the waitress of the Tea Shop, wearing a maid outfit.
* In one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9hSliVD4BU scenario]] of ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2: Saisei Hen'', [[Anime/CodeGeass Kallen Kozuki]] was serving as a waitress at [[Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS Coconna]]'s shop. It seems that only the bunny suit was available for Kallen. [[RuleOfFunny To make things worse]], Dimension Beasts appeared near their shop and their commander didn't give Kallen permission to change back to her normal outfit. Kallen's embarrassed over the bunny suit thing, so Esther (complete with triangle chiming) tries to hypnotize her so that she will fight better with it on.
-->'''C.C.''': So how do you feel riding Guren, Kallen?\\
'''Kallen''': "How"...?\\
'''Ester''': Get back Kallen. DM extermination is my specialty.\\
'''Kallen''': Ester...are you mad about something?\\
'''Ester''': I'm not frustrated...I'm not frustrated!\\
'''Kallen''': You brought your triangle into the cockpit...\\
'''Ester''': You're piloting the Guren wearing a bunny suit, aren't you?! So I'm bringing my work tool into mine too!\\
''*ding ding ding*''\\
'''C.C.''': It looks like she really is that frustrated that she couldn't become a bunny (girl).\\
'''Kallen''': Sure looks like it...\\
'''Kiderra''': Woman's jealousy sure is scary...\\
'''Ester''': I said I'm not frustrated! Even though I'm not that pretty, or elegant, or friendly, or good as serving...\\
'''C.C.''': (to all the above points) To a destructive degree.\\
'''Ester''': I'll live my life as a (DM) buster. So bring it on, DM's.\\
'''C.C.''': Looks like everything got solved by itself.\\
'''[[Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS Chirico]]''': Here they come.
* ''SaintsRowTheThird'' has adverts for a diner chain called, with the [[SarcasmMode typically subtle humour of the series]], Tits and Grits.
* ''VideoGame/WildSeason'' has Alexandra, whose interests include "being a flirt."
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' has a tea shop called "Flora", famous for the cute waitress outfits. Kareha works there part-time. At the end of her route, [[spoiler: Asa Shigure]] starts working there as well. The anime has [[spoiler: Mayumi Thyme]] lose her wallet, and being unable to pay, she helps out there for the day.
* Shion Sonozaki from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' works at a restaurant called Angel Mort, and it has a very... [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/05_09.jpg interesting uniform]]. There's an official manga omake with just about the whole cast in the same thing. Yes, even Oishi. It's... not for the faint of heart.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/TwiceBlessed'' has a very [[http://www.twiceblessedcomic.com/?webcomic_post=4 buxom barmaid]] for an accidental innuendo gag early on.
* The idea behind ''Webcomic/OkashinaOkashi'''s Beauty Man Garden, introduced [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20010301.html here]], staffed by {{bishonen}} wearing nothing more than a ModestyTowel with the restaurant's logo. Unless they're washing dishes, in which case it's a HadakaApron.
* In one arc of ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', Ash takes a summer job with another waitress who leaves the collar buttons of her shirt open. She tries to get Ash to follow suit, using the advice seen in the page quote. Ash settles for halfway.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* {{Gender Flip}}ped: In Season 2, the writers of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' seem to love putting [[MrFanservice Zuko]] in an apron serving tea, and he acquires one GirlOfTheWeek this way. Even after [[spoiler:becoming Fire Lord]] he's still serving tea.
* The Hooters {{expy}} "Raisins" in WesternAnimation/SouthPark is this... but for the pre-teen boys. [[{{Squick}} And with pre-teen girls.]]
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