I didn’t know Happy Lemon have already opened at Robinsons Place Manila, until a while ago. According to Happy Lemon’s Facebook, it opened last April 18, 2012. My mom and I usually stops by at Robinsons Place Manila after church with our usual routine: eat, grocery, home. We went to eat at Recipes, and while waiting for our order I excused myself to go to the washroom which was located at the other side of the same floor. Along the way I saw the stall of Happy Lemon, there were only very few people in line so I excitedly told my mom to buy a drink after eating lunch.
Happy Lemon was introduced to me by my boyfriend. I’m not a fan of teas, milk teas, flavorful drinks and the likes, but since my boyfriend told me to try it out, I did. The first branch of Happy Lemon that I visited was at Power Plant mall in Rockwell and I honestly can’t remember what I ordered back then because I didn’t liked it — My boyfriend didn’t liked it too, ha ha. My boyfriend ordered his favorite drink, Cocoa with Rock Salt and Cheese – at first I thought that the mixture of rock salt and cheese was a bit odd, but after taking a sip from his drink, it was surprisingly good; the cream cheese froth is just addicting. And so it became my favorite drink as well.
It has a Korean character and has the letters “Ke” — it could mean “keep” from “keep refrigerated” or something. My mom also caught one and hers was a bit bigger than mine. I don’t know whether the girl in front of me had it as well since we had the same order, but hers came first before mine and left as soon as she got her drink. I was actually hoping to write a positive review about Happy Lemon, but unfortunately this had to happen. Well, accidents happen, but I just want to share my experience.
Heads up to all business owners: Do remind your employees every now and then to make sure that their surroundings are clean at all times, and that all disposable stuffs are taken care of. Sometimes they tend to forget because they’re focused on making the drink as fast as they could. A little reminder won’t hurt.
Cocoa with Rock Salt and Cheese is a delicious beverage and it’s one of Happy Lemon’s best seller. Who doesn’t love cocoa? It’s one of my favorite drinks! The cream cheese froth that I had was actually very sweet, but the saltiness was just right. There are only a few table and seats available for Happy Lemon’s customers, adding a few more would be better.
Branch visited: 2nd Floor, Midtown Atrium Robinsons Place Manila Pedro Gil cor. Adriatico Sts., Ermita
Other branches: Greenhills Promenade, Power Plant Mall, Eastwood Mall, Trinoma Mall, SM Megamall, Bonifacio High Street
Budget: P199 & Below