Happy Cream Puff by Maricel Yamagishi

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 3.0 RATING: 3.6 out of 5.0

The story of Happy Cream Puff is very inspiring. Ever since we discovered them last December 2006, I’ve seen how they expanded from being an Alabang-based business to a Makati-based one with two branches. We should be proud of homemade ventures and entrepreneurs pursuing their dreams.

I had no doubt that they would pass the Ultimate Taste Test 3.0. Most foodies raved about them. However, some commented that it is nothing new already, but I still think that after 3 years, there are still some people who have never been introduced to Happy Cream Puff.

Their fresh preparation of the Cream Puff is something hard to beat. Our personal favorite is the eclair with a little chocolate topping. Their small Legaspi Village branch is a hit and it is like a neighborhood cafe around the business district.

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What Foodies Are Saying About Happy Cream Puff
“Was expecting caramel cream puff to be too sweet, but was amazed, it was just right!”
“Yummy but nothing new”
“Just plain tasting.”
“Just ordinary.”
“Nothing Great.”
“Taste like the other Cream Puff.”
“Always been a fan :)”
“Perfect (puff was not too thick)”
“Good variety. Not too sweet, which is great!”
“Good Cream Puff. Very Creative.”
“Not too sweet. I Loved it!”
“The Cream Puff is Dry.”
“The sugar-caramel topping attracts moisture, bad for cream puff.”
“bite sized. Not nakakasawa not bitin either!”
“needs more OOMPH – Chocolate topping or Sweeter Filling?”
“Realllly Goood! :)”

The Happy Cream Puff Story

Where did it all start, this rage for rich, creamy mouthfuls of puffs that spoke tales of happiness and refined sweetness? Way back in October 2006, Happy Cream Puff started its humble beginnings..in the heart of Alabang on the Ground Level of the South Area Metropolis Mall.

After eight months or so, Happy Cream Puff spawned new flavors and became a household name among its growing fanbase. Like with all other business endeavors, successful owners Mr. and Mrs. Yamagishi had to expand its operations by delivering boxes to residences in plush villages like Ayala Alabang and other neighboring areas. Their consistent hard work and perseverance led to great success for this couple.

New ways of making things work came about. Soon, they were offered a space at SM (South Mall, Las Pinas), which lasted for two long years of constant service and hard work. In June 2009, they thought of moving to a better location and finally settled at 7224 Malugay St. corner Buendia, Brgy. Bel-Air, Makati.

Now, Happy Cream Puff has opened another branch in the heart of Makati — Castro Street cor. Dela Rosa, Legaspi Village — and it is still planning to expand in the coming years.

And to think that it all started just with moderately sweet, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth puffs… Small dreams can really turn into great possibilities.

The Happy Cream Puff Products

Happy Cream Puff
Contact Maria Cecilia Yamagishi
Telephone: +632-707-1263
Mobile :+63 921-818-7626
Website: www.happycreampuff.com


The Zone Branch is near the Zone Badminton Court.

The Zone
Malugay Street corner Buendia, Bel-Air, Makati City
Telephone: +632 707-1263
Open 10am to 9pm



The Legaspi branch is quite small (it can comfortably fit 10 people) and they already removed the free wifi and TV so that people don’t hang out too long. But you’ll still often find that the cafe is at full capacity during business days.

It is a good place for dessert when you are in the Rada area. Unfortunately, there are no parking spaces because it is just a corner store.

Unit G-16 Rada Regency
Castro corner De la Rosa St. near Rada
Legaspi Village, Makati City

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13 thoughts on “Happy Cream Puff by Maricel Yamagishi

  1. OMG!! I love Happy Cream Puff! The place is always brimming with Japanese people. My Japanese friend recommended it to me and said it’s the only authentic choux place in Manila.

  2. Thanks for the post. i’ve been a fan of Happy Cream Puff since their southmall days. the owners are very nice. the staff always friendly. was wondering where they moved to. it’s so nice to see that they’ve expanded. i will have to pass by makati and get my fill of happy cream puff soon.

  3. Wow! yummy! I havent been at happy cream puff,but with the yummy foods displayed on your blog. I’d die if I will not be able to go and taste their goodies! The place looks great, the FOOD looks so delicious! definitely i’d be there. Only a fool will not be enticed by the looks of the food! sooo delicious=)
    BTW, mr.anton, thank you for the great speech you gave to us last IBlog@CEL event, I think you have the nicest and very knowledgeable powerpoint discussion about blogging! thank you very much godbless=)

  4. Happy Cream Puff is very near our office. 🙂 Was recently introduced to it by my office mate. At first, I had no idea what to expect but now I’m a fan of their almond confections. The place is small but a lot of people come and go there around 1PM and 4PM. 🙂

  5. I love cream puffs. I love how each small, crisp, hollow round of choux pastry is split in half, filled with lots of sweet cream (or custard), and then dusted with a thick coating of powdered sugar. Some say the choux pastry shells look like small cabbages which is probably where the name “choux” came from as “choux” in French means “cabbage”.Besides cream puffs, the two other desserts that are quite popular are the eclair (long finger-shaped pastry that is filled with cream and glazed with chocolate) and the Profiterole. They are perfect gifts for the holidays!!!

  6. Hey! I saw this on the top 10 Holiday Gift List on spot.ph. Now that I’ve seen this on two sites, it’s a sign that I must try this cream puff place. The Cookies by Ces Lopez also ranked on Spot.ph.

  7. I’m really missing eating Creampuff,the last time that I ate it,ang sarap balik balikan talaga,kaya before we going to Airport I’m make sure na we’re going to Makati to bring it as my “pasalubong”!My friends here in Japan surprise a lot when I said that We have CreamPuff already in the Philippines!Goodluck Guys & Make’s everybody Happy smiling face while eating Creampuff!Try also the Ube one,I love it!

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