Manila Creamery

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

Manila Creamery
4.5
4.5 Stars

33 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 22
  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 43 Reviews
  • 137 Recommend
  • 33 Reviewers
Category:
Gelato
Business Hours
Open: 10:30a - 10:00p
Phone
+6329466277

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:30a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:30a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:30a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:30a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:30a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 9:30a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 9:30a - 11:00p

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Most Recent Reviews

Faith M.
5.0 Stars
2

My friends and I were looking for something sweet to cleanse our palate after a spicy shawarma meal. We wanted to try something new but since it's already past 9pm, most stores and restos are already closing up, we ran out of options.

Luckily, I remembered Bella J's review of Manila Creamery and decided that it was my chance to try this already! Good thing they are near the cinemas so they close relatively more late than the other stores.

After tasting 3 other flavors--burnt rice (so interesting, just like your tutong!), orange ricotta (was so good but I thought I'd grow tired of eating these things that I thought were orange rinds--but in truth, they are just orange-flavored nuts), and thai iced tea, I ended up getting a single scoop of the salted egg cheesecake. The salted egg and cheese are very tasty and go well together. However, if you're not so fond of caramel, this isn't the flavor for you.

My friend ordered a scoop of the coffee gelato, and boy, did it have that kick. You'd find yourself saying, "Yep, they're not joking, that's definitely coffee."

Their scoops come in a cup topped with a crispy waffle. Single scoops for regular flavors are priced at 100, while premium flavors are 120 pesos a scoop.

Will definitely go back!

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Denise J.
5.0 Stars

For those who love scraping down the rice cooker just to salvage the crunchy, chewy clumps of burnt rice at the sides and bottom, you need a cup of Manila Creamery’s Tinutong na Kanin. 127834

It’s uncanny how much it tastes like the real thing but in gelato form! It’s rich and creamy but what really shines through is the distinct burnt taste that really grows on you as you take one spoonful after another. It’s not as sweet compared to other flavors so you don’t feel all too horrible about yourself after polishing it all off.

BUT...If I had to choose between this one and the Salted Egg Cheesecake, I’d still go for the latter. Though I’d definitely get me a cup of Tinutong na Kanin again! 128076🏼

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Ron S.
5.0 Stars

Manila Creamery is one of my top picks when it comes to gelato and milkshake because of their unique flavors. I really love their creativity when it comes to their flavors and their presentation. Just look at how beautiful this Ube Salted Egg gelato shake is. 128525 It consists of gelato shake topped with whipped cream drizzled with salted egg sauce and the food that we Filipinos always love, puto, sapin-sapin and ube halaya. It also comes with a cute wooden spoon because they know that I’ll be having a hard time eating everything in this cup by just using a straw. Lol Super yummy and definitely worth the calorie! 128584

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Bella J.
5.0 Stars

While in UP Town last Friday, my best friend said she was craving for something cold and sweet so I suggested either ice cream or gelato. And as I usually do when someone asks me to suggest a place in UP Town, I only gave one name: Manila Creamery. I’ve been a fan of Manila Creamery since those times that it was just a pop-up store in Glorietta so it’s a plus that they now have a branch in a place I can just walk to whenever the cravings hit.

I’ve always enjoyed how fun and innovative the different flavors of Manila Creamery are. I usually go for the Mangga’t Suman but we decided to go for flavors we’ve yet to try. So we got the Mindanao Milk and Honey, which has an oatmeal crumble mixed into it, as well as the Salted Egg Cheesecake, which is pretty much a cheesecake gelato with salted egg caramel and graham crumbs.

I also got to try the the Cookies N’ Dreams, which pretty much is cookies and cream gelato. I just got curious when I saw the word “dreams” in the name. Haha

Both were really good and my best friend enjoyed the Mindanao Milk and Honey more. Though unless you’re a fan of really sweet things, I wouldn’t recommend getting these two flavors together like we did since my best friend eventually found the combination too sweet.

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Peanut D.
5.0 Stars
3

I gauge the legitimacy of an ice cream shop by the level of diarrhea I get the following day. This one gave me the toe-curling level. Therefore, it is legit. #TMI #ihopeyourenoteating

In terms of the selection of flavors they have, that one is also legit! From leche flan to mangga't suman to even tinutong na Kanin, these are very unique flavors. Lots of local supplier love also.

I got their Cereal and Milk ice cream and loved it. It's not as mind blowingly good as the one from Bono (I may have romanticized that one) but it does the trick pretty well.

My only qualm was that the waffle triangle was soggy and not crispy. It tastes like it's been left out there in the open for a long time.

Other than that, the staff was great - they let my aunties and uncles try all the flavors they wanted to try and remained patient and friendly all throughout.

I'll be back! And will prepare for the aftermath LEL.

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Julie L.
3.0 Stars

They have regular flavors (Php100 single serving) and premium flavors (Php120 single serving) gelato. I had Pecan which was a premium flavor you can taste the nut and it was creamy but I find it expensive for a single scoop.

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Jennifer T.
4.0 Stars

Hubby and I tried the malted vanilla gelato shake (P160) and he liked it more than I did, me being a sweet tooth, but we'd both be glad to have it again. It has just the right taste and sweetness.

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Bella J.
5.0 Stars

Mangga't Suman gelato. Never disappoints.

I guess mangoes are in season since the ones in this cup are sweet. The rice gives it a chewy kind of bite. It's served with latik, which was thick and sweet, and a wafer slice

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Jomarie A.
5.0 Stars
6

After our sumptuous lunch at Mama Lou's, we walked around a bit, then went to Manila Creamery for dessert. I've seen so many posts on Manila Creamery here in looloo, and I have been wanting to try out their Matcha Taho Gelato Shake for a while now! 128525 I won't rate each item we ordered separately, as we all LOVED what we ordered! 128076128156

✔ MATCHA TAHO GELATO SHAKE (Php 180)
I LOVED IT. I had a lot of matcha drinks this week, and I can say that this is one for the books. 128154 It's different from my usual matcha drink, having incorporated taho in it. But like most of the reviews I've read, I must agree that IT WORKS! It does not only "work", but it has provided a whole new dimension to an otherwise usual matcha drink. The taho is a bit firmer that the ones manong sell in the streets, but it still provided a good texture to the drink. The drink was topped with some matcha jelly, which were a bit bland. But not to worry, as the matcha drink itself has enough personality which makes the matcha lover in me giddy with delight. 128525 They also serve it with two green tea Pocky sticks, for an extra crunch.

✔ MANGGA AT SUMAN GELATO (Php 100 - Single Scoop) for my sister
The gelato had a creamy base with suman's texture and taste, and swirls of sweet mangoes that gave this flavor an oomph. To complete your suman eating experience, they drizzle a latik syrup on top of the scoop of gelato. My sister loved every spoonful of this Filipino dessert inspired gelato. 128076

✔ RICOTTA ORANGE (Php 100 - Single Scoop) for my mom
I was surprised that my mom chose this, because she usually goes for the chocolate flavored desserts. I guess she's tired of that flavor already. 128586 Anyway, I was not able to taste it, but according to my sister, at first, you'll taste the creaminess of the gelato coupled with saltiness from the ricotta cheese. Once it reaches your throat, the kick of citrus flavor from the orange will then be revealed. That's depth of flavor right there! 127846 My mom finished it in around 5 minutes, so it must be good. 128586

The service was very good, and I think two of the staff present are the owners. 128584 They were super courteous and nice! They have a very limited seating capacity though, as they only have 3 tables of 4 seats each, and a bar area for around 5 people. Add to that, there were diners a while ago who wouldn't leave their seats even if they are already done eating and they saw people waiting to be seated. 128550 It wasn't the fault of the restaurant, though. I think it's basic courtesy to give your seat to customers who just arrived, right? 128557 Despite this, I am still super glad that we came here for dessert. Another must try dessert for matcha lovers! 128525128154

#MadeTheManilaWay

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Isha S.
5.0 Stars

Manila Creamery has always been one of those brands known for great, unusual gelato flavors. I've been having cups of their cold treats at various food markets and recently, I got a chance to visit their spot at UP Town!

The staff were super nice and polite! I got to sample nearly all of the flavors (both regular and premium) they had on offer that day before settling on Vanilla Almond + Mangga't Suman for 180 pesos. Each scoop was creamy and full, the flavors rising to the top. No skimping of ingredients here! I also enjoyed their Salted Egg Cheesecake!

Aside from their gelato scoops, you could also have gelato shakes, coffee-based drinks, etc.

Always a wonderful experience! 128588

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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
3

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
7

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
5

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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