Manila Creamery

Cinema Level, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Manila Creamery
4.5 Stars

25 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 16
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 33 Reviews
  • 134 Recommend
  • 25 Reviewers
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 11:00p


  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p

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Most Recent Reviews

Abbey A.
3.0 Stars

I wasn't a big fan of their Cereal Killer shake huhu I found it super sweet 128557 killer talaga! Haha

But maybe their scoops are better as is. I'll just have to come back. The interior design was really nice tho and their gelato display very eye-catching. 128076

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Sandro V.
4.0 Stars

Compared to ice cream, gelato is low in fat, has more milk and contains less air. Try gelato made the Manila way. In photo: Coffee crunch 128076

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

It has been a while, Manila Creamery. Yes, i missed you and your awesome gelato. I haven't had a decent cup of gelato in a while. A scoop of Ube Langka is in order.

Man! This is insanely good! I taste ube, i taste langka, i taste excellence! That is what you get on every cup of gelato from Manila Creamery.

I want more!!!!

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Nikki C.
5.0 Stars

It's been ages since I last posted a review. It's not fun when writer's block happens 128531

A spontaneous afternoon with my friend A, we ended up eating our hearts out at UP Town. It's always nice to try something new or introduce A to try something that I've already tried. 9786

I knew Manila Creamery was just around the mall. The last time I went here I couldn't find it, good thing A knows where to find it 🙃 I'm so happy to find it and know that this place is just one tricycle away from home 🤣 which would mean a craving is just one ride away.

Overwhelmed with the interesting kakanin flavors and favorites of every Pinoy, A took a long time to decide which to get, whereas I readily knew what to get - Mindanao Milk Gelato 127848 - I like the small milk nibbles that's inside the gelato. Plus the texture is just nice and it wasn't too sweet. A ended up getting the Salted Egg Cheesecake, which tasted like salt egg! 128077🏻

I might get a second visit soon and try the Mangga't Suman and Biko flavor and try their milkshakes as well 128523

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Yshkael C.
5.0 Stars

Cereal and milk! Wow. Super good!

Only 100 pesos! Woah!

I hope you guys open more branches!!! 10084128541

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars

Got the chance to go back to Manila Creamery after our visit at Shakeaway. Thanks to Ruth S and Ony!

First I tried their Mindanao Milk gelato and OMG it's LOVE! Rich milk flavor with just the right amount of sweetness. It's insane! Then I tried their Mannga't Suman and I must say that it hasn't changed a bit - still super good!

Jairus d got a double scoop - Salted Egg Cheesecake with extra dose of the TDF salted egg syrup! You have yo try this flavor! Their Ube Langka was a winner too! The gelato had a Jackfruit base - so so reminiscent of my Grand Ma's sweetened jackfruit, and I absolutely loved it. Unlike most that would make Ube as the gelato/ice cream itself, Manila Creamery used Ube Pastillas chunks instead and added these to the Langka gelato. Not too sweet and not cloying at all!

Then my pick - Brazo de Leche Gelato Shake! Oh my 100841008410084 it's my favorite gelato shake ever! If you are a sweet tooth, this will be a hit. Imagine this - a thick and creamy Ricotta Orange Gelato blended with real Brazo de Mercedes, dulce de leche and ginger which was a brilliant addition because it helped in making the shake less cloying. The cup was then swirled with more Dulce De Leche (see 3rd pic) and the entire thing was topped with torched cashew, Pandan whipped cream and a slice of Brazo de Mercedes! My gosh! This calorie packed Gelato Shake is beyond delicious! It's super! The layers of flavors went well together! It helped that the gelato used was Ricotta Orange because the subtle citrusy kick cuts through all the sweetness too. Highly recommended!

Ruth S tried their Matcha Taho Gelato Shake and it was still the same yumminess as the first time I tried it.

PSA: if you like waffle cones, you can get extra for only 10Php. Their cones are like barquillos and are also thick! South branch soon please?!?

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Thank you @FoodSocietyPH and the boyfriend Anthony N for the GCs!!! 128154

There are already a lot of gelato/ice cream places in the Metro but Manila Creamery is that one place you shouldn't miss. They have a lot of interesting, unique and very Pinoy flavors to choose from. My favorite ice cream place is Farmacy but MC is a pretty good place to satisfy your cravings too! If only this one's near me, I would visit this place as much as I can!!!! Why you have to be so far!!! 128557128557

My favorites are the Davao Chocolate and Pistachio. The Manga't Suman's pretty good too. What I like most about their ice cream is that it's not too sweet, you can really taste the flavor, and that it doesn't melt too fast unlike the ones from Farmacy. 128077🏼

They also have milkshakes available here. I got to try the Matcha Milkshake and it was 128154128154128154. I like taho and matcha is 128154, combine them together and you get one really happy ruth! 128518128525 It may sound weird but it's not!! It worked and I enjoyed every thing about it!! Plus, it's not too sweet as well! 128076🏼

PS: if you're like me who likes just the waffle cone, get an extra for just 10 pesos. Their waffle cones are really good! 128077🏼

4 stars because too far from me! 128523 hahaha arte! 128518

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Eboy D.
4.0 Stars

Manila Creamery had a pop up booth a few months back in Makati and got to try their Tinutong na Bigas! It was great with that toasted giniling after taste. Who knew it translated well in ice cream form. Absolute delight, highly recommended for old timers. Will definitely remind them of the good ol' times of yesteryears. Highly recommended.

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Ann Margret E.
5.0 Stars

Davao Creamery was delish! Not the best dark chocolate gelato I've had, but pretty close.

Also, props to the witty cookies and cream flavor description :))

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Mister J.
5.0 Stars

Marscapone with truffle oil and Himalayan salt. Exactly as advertised. Akala mo pang mayaman lang pero mapapamura ka sa sarap at ken afford na presyo. Taena yan. Muchos NOMS. 128557

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Muffy T.
5.0 Stars

Two things i like about manila creamery: their cereal milk and mangga at suman gelato!

Had the cereal milk during my last visit. The gelato is creamy and sweet, with bits of cereal (and cookies?) mixed into it. Reminds me of breakfast!

The mangga and suman is my favourite! The coconut milk gelato with bits of mango and suman is a treat everytime!

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Pam L.
5.0 Stars

The last time I visited Manila Creamery, they were just a stall near the UP Town Cinema. This is my first time visiting their new store! And wow, they now have so many new flavors!

I planned on getting just one flavor -- the mangga't suman but I got a second flavor because I have no control. The new flavors that I've tried are leche flan, vanilla caramel (not its real name), and salted caramel. They're all good but I got the salted caramel for my second scoop because caramel is 128149.

I'll definitely come back to try their milkshakes!

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Bella J.
5.0 Stars

I've been a very big fan of Manila Creamery ever since they did pop up stores in Glorietta and UP Town. I think I was one of the people most excited when they announced that they were setting up a permanent store in UP Town.

The Mangga't Suman is my absolute favorite but sadly, it wasn't available today. So I went for my next favorite, the Blueberry Cheesecake! What I love most about this flavor is the graham crumbs that have been incorporated into the gelato. It gives it a textural element to an otherwise creamy mixture. I like how I can taste both the blueberry and cheesecake flavors. They don't overpower each other at all!

My cousin got the Leche Flan gelato. She's not a big fan of sweets so I was wondering if she'll regret her decision. But she said she found it really good! :)

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Manila Creamery has been a fixture in many weekend markets, so I was able to try their gelatos previously. These are made so well, achieving a fine texture despite the many ingredients they include in the mix. I absolutely enjoyed their black sesame, kinder bueno, and blueberry cheesecake flavors. I like how the gelato makes a statement on your palate without going overboard. They achieve a great balance of flavors all the while showing restraint on the sweetness.

During this visit, I chose the mangga't suman. I liked the homage to classic Filipino pairing. I thought the "suman" portion was texurally interesting, somewhat similar to sago. I do wish they bring in more flavors, just to make choosing even more difficult than it already is...128523

Btw, it kind of melts pretty quickly or is that just me?

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5.0 Stars

Midz invited us to join her at Manila Creamery to use her GCs she won from Food Society's Giveaway Promo in Instagram.

Finally, Manila Creamery has its own store in U.P. Town Center. Manila Creamery offers its own version of Pinoy Gelato and Premium Gelato Shakes with a twist.

Using the GCs of Midz we've got the following gelatos and shakes:


127848Turon Gelato for Php100.00 per scoop - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127848Sicilian Pistachio Gelato for Php100.00 per scoop - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127848Roasted Milk & Pili Gelato for Php100.00 per scoop - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127848Cereal Milk Gelato for Php100.00 per scoop - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127848Mangga & Suman Gelato for Php120.00 per scoop - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127848Salted Egg Cheesecake - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5 for Php120.00 per scoop

"All the gelatos we had... taste really amazing. The Pinoy flavors were very promising, it can compete globally. My favorites were Cereal Milk Gelato and Salted Egg Cheesecake Gelato. Both gelatos compliments with the sweetness and saltiness of each flavor. Galing! Sarap!"

127846Premium Gelato Shake

127848Ube Salted Egg Gelato Shake for Php180.00 per cup - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"I don't know if the Sapin-sapin on top of the gelato shake is really good to the Ube Salted Egg Gelato Shake. But overall the gelato shake tasted good."

127848Matcha Taho Gelato Shake for Php180.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"The matcha flavor of the taho is real matcha... promise! I want the bitterness and sweetness of Manila Creamery's Matcha Taho."

Manila Creamery is located at the Cinema Level, U.P. Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City.

#ilovetoeat 12851510084

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars

This is something close to the heart. Hey guys, this is gelato, not ice cream. I have to hashtag my IG with gelato instead of ice cream.

Thanks ti Midz S for sharing her blessings here at the manila creamery. This is their first store. Away now from pop up markets (should this now explain why they were not around in the last gourmand market?)

Gelato flavors that we tried:
128204128525 cereal @120Php
128204128525 turon @120php
128204128525pistachio @120Php
128204128525mangga't suman @120php
128204 pili nuts @120php

I liked all gelato flavors. Really unique especially the turon. I was not able to appreciate the pili nuts flavor cause the taste was not lasting. It does taste good at first but I'm a little confused at the end.

Gelato shakes (oh yeah!)
128204 ube salted egg milkshake @180php
Ube gelato, salted egg caramel, a piece of puto, and a small piece of sapin sapin. Firstly, that sapin sapin truly tastes panis. It tastes a little sour. We told the server but they told us that it's new. Anyway, we just set it aside. I did not taste the salted egg caramel taste. Overall it was okay and it tasted like halo halo without all the halo. Lol.

128204128525 matcha taho @180php
I died of bitterness (ROTFL) at the first taste. It was so matcha pure. Until we discovered the milkshake is so much better if mixed, taking it with the taho. I did finish the milkshake.

I actually would buy this one over shakeaway milkshakes. And yeah, i'd still label this as ice cream. 128513
Salute to MC for truly living out the prominent words mounted on their wall "made the manila way"128588🏼

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars


I invited my fellow foodie reviewers to enjoy these GCs with me. We arranged to meet at the gelato place on a Sunday afternoon.

We had a hard time choosing from the wide variety of flavors available! But we ended up trying out the following:

127859 Salted Egg Cheesecake
Cheesecake gelato with salted egg caramel and graham crackers.

127820 Turon
Saba and langka gelato with caramelized lumpia wrapper.

127792Roasted Milk and Pili
Roasted milk gelato with pili nuts.

127868 Cereal Milk
Cereal milk gelato with cornflake cookies

128155Mangga & Suman
Sticky rice gelato with mangoes and Visayan latik.

Typical pistachio gelato that you can get from good gelato shops. The taste of the pistachio was legit 128513

Okay, if you'll notice, I didn't elaborate on the taste of each of the flavors because THEY WERE ALL SO GOOD. My favorites were their turon and their roasted milk and pili because these are uniquely Filipino. Plus, the taste of the ingredients were really highlighted. My least favorite was their mangga and suman. It was also delicious but the other flavors stood out more. Well, because the other flavors tasted new to me.

128156Ube Salted Egg Shake P180
I loved this. I never knew that a sweet and salty milkshake will taste this great! It's also topped with puto and sapin-sapin, so it's kinda a food and drink in one 128523 The only flaw in this drink was that the sapin-sapin tasted old and sour. But no probs, it didn't ruin the taste of the drink anyway.

127861Matcha Taho Shake P180
I loved this as well! At first I loved the ube shake more, since we tried to share this shake by getting spoons of it instead of sipping it, and also because I found the matcha too strong and bitter. However, upon stirring and sipping the drink, everything changed. This drink is so heavenly! The taho went well with the matcha, since the taho was able to balance the bitterness of the matcha.

The place has a few seats inside and outside the store for you to enjoy your desserts, if you don't want to bring them with you while shopping.

I wasn't able to try the other flavors, but just seeing them on the display already made me want to try them out as well. I have a huge feeling that these will also taste amazingly, so it kinda doesn't matter which one I pick next, does it? So 'til the next time, Manila Creamery! 128522

Thanks to my friends EJ B, Jayson J, Norman Lester T for sharing these sweet cups of goodness with me 128522

Again, thank you for the GCs FOOD SOCIETY! 128536 Will arrange a food crawl with you guys soon!

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Muffy T.
5.0 Stars

My favourite "cereal milk" gelato with cookie bits right now 128561

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars

Manila Creamery is one of my top gelato picks and I've been stalking them in weekend markets and Glorietta for the longest time. I love the creativity of the owners when it comes to their flavors. They're so experimental and adventurous! They do not settle for just the usual flavors. Mangga't Suman, Mango Pomelo, Bacio, Guinumis, Tutong na Kanin are some of the unusual flavors that they definitely nailed! They have this magical wand that captures and locks in the flavors - from the real deal food to a gelato form, it's amazing how they transform them into thick, creamy gelato! They also know how to put texture into heir gelato so you will not be left with just the plain ice cream.

Manila Creamery has been camping in malls as a pop-up store and I have been wishing for them to open a full-fledged store somewhere! I mean, it's about time and I believe they already have a good army of followers. That's why the news of their UP Town Center store was such music to my ears! Can't be happier but I also wished that they'll open up a branch in the South area soon!

Their UP Town Center Cafe is located in the cinema area of the new building. It's very easy to locate if you're coming from the parking lot. As soon as you enter the mall, you'll be able to spot it. Well lit, open space and an open kitchen or work area, their gelato selection will greet you right away!

Got the chance to sample some of their creations through an invite that was extended to us by Reich T, day before they officially opened to the public. Manila Creamery x foodfanaticph, yay! We were greeted by the owners - Jason and Paolo and Jason told us about what they offer - gelato scoops, gelato shakes and coffee. It was a simple menu that they plan to expand as they progress.

There was one flavor I was eyeing during the visit - Salted Egg Cheesecake Gelato! Salted egg is everywhere and I was very curious how they will play with it. It was the first thing I tried and I was blown away! As usual, the gelato base was thick, smooth and creamy with a nice tangy cheesecake note. It was mixed with graham crumbs giving it a good texture and drizzled with salted egg sauce. OMG! The salted egg sauce is the bomb! It's thick and sweet, notes of caramel and a good salted egg flavor that was filled with umami goodness. I highly recommend to ask them to ADD SOME MORE of the salted egg sauce for a better gastronomic experience.

According to Jason, they only use organic duck eggs and use the yolk without any extenders. I can attest to that because the flavor of the salted egg yolk was really there - locked in and went well with the caramel.

Since I tagged the daughters along, I also asked for a cup of their Kinder Bueno gelato. Of course momma tried it first! It came in highly recommended for the kids by the staff. It indeed tasted like the chocolate itself! Sweet, chocolatey with the signature hazelnut flavor of Kinder Bueno! The little girls loved this too.

Then we moved on to try their gelato shakes. First was the Ube Salted Egg. The cup came in full with not just the gelato shake but with some toppings too! First was the snow white whipped cream that was generously drizzled with salted egg sauce. Second was the slice of Sapin-Sapin and third was the generous smear of Ube Halaya.

One sip was all I needed to LOVE this gelato shake! It was thick and rich, full of purple yam goodness with that salted egg after taste. It's sweet and sinful but definitely worth every calorie. The Sapin-Sapin was equally good too. According to Jason, they sourced it out somewhere in Blumentritt and he personally likes it.

We also tried their Matcha Taho Gelato Shake. But of course, Matcha-LOVE! Wouldn't pass the chance to try this. Topped with jellies and two sticks of Matcha Pocky, who would have thought that Matcha and Taho can go so well together?!? One sip, ahhhh... genius. It had just the right Matcha kick - not too bitter but not too subtle.

What blew me away was the taho - silky and smooth, it had the consistency of that being sold on the streets! I asked Jason what other ingredients they added there because there was this flavor that I can't distinguish. Jason admitted that they added malted Horlicks into this concoction to enhance the flavors of the key ingredients.

We also tried their Matcha Latte (hot) and Latik Latte (Iced). The Matcha Latte was good - just the right proportion of Matcha and milk, bitter and grassy. The Latik Latte was refreshing with hints of coconut and a sweet end note coming from the latik.

Other flavors that I tried and I would highly recommend are the following:

| Thai Milk Tea tasted like the real thing! The bitter tea and the rich milk, nice!

| Davao Chocolate - if you want that dark, bitter and a little sour profile of chocolate coming from a proudly Pinoy brand - Malagos Dark Chocolate, you should go for this.

| Truffle Mascarpone with just the right white truffle flavor plus a salty contrast from the Himalayan Pink Salt that it's sprinkled with.

| Mangga't Suman - all time best seller which really tasted like the real thing and even had suman bits!

| Cereal and Milk - reminiscent of what's left when eating cereals, the soggy cornflakes and the tasty milk, this gelato perfectly captures that!

Great job Manila Creamery! Looking forward to more unique flavors from you!!

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Sandra Y.
4.0 Stars

Gelato milkshake afternoon with my girlfriends!

Before hitting another busy week, we kiss the weekend with this sweet treat. We usually have coffee after our hearty meals. It is so timely, that I showed them some pics of this awesome place, and it happened to be their opening today. Its the Manila Creamery. Great! its buy one get one on their gelato today.

My 3 friends got their Matcha Taho, while I had Ube Salted Egg 128521 #teamubefortoday

Ube + Salted Egg is surprisingly delicious. Its also kinda heavy as it is topped by "puto" . On the first sip, there's an obvious ube taste, as you go along, salted egg syrup will surprise you. The whip cream balances the sweetness. This is one unique pair of dessert that I highly recommend.

Pro: foodies will enjoy this place. Concept of this place, offers surprises on your tastebuds. Everything is new! I recall on reading and asking, masarap kaya?! With a bit of excitement.

Cons: We waited for more than 30 mins. For our orders. Hmmm I was enjoying the convo with friends yet, just noticed that it took so long. There are even customers that were served first. Buti busog ako! Hehe one of the owners, apologizes & give us some gift cards for freebie on next visit.
Its appreciated and will give them a chance... planning for Turon Gelato Milkshake next time 128522

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