Fast food

Vegan Chinese bubble tea shop next to Ranch 99 Supermarket. Offers a large variety of beverages including smoothies and juices; plus has shaved ice and vegan ice cream. In fall 2012 started to offer hot food entrees like chow mein. Open Mon-Tue 11:00am-6:00pm, Thu-Sun 11:00am-7:00pm. Closed Wed.

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39 Reviews

First Review by CPereida!


Points +130

04 Oct 2023

Love it so much!

I have been here a few times with my partner and we love the food and drinks here! Everything I’ve tried so far has been amazing. I have a huge sweet tooth so this is the go to place for sweet vegan food that you cannot really find anywhere else. Highly recommend!



Points +60

01 Sep 2023


Nice to know everything is vegan and not have to worry


Points +98

13 Jun 2023

Must try!!!

Small little hole in the wall but it's so good and the staff is great. They have items that not many other restaurants have.

Pros: Thai iced tea, Pesto, Shrimp


Points +34

08 Apr 2023

Wonderful experience

I’ve gone here for years and am never disappointed. The vegan shrimp is wonderful!

Pros: Great options


Points +1237

16 Jan 2023

Fun snacks/treats in Asian shopping area

Update Jan 2023: still fun for vegan junk food snacks, but boba drinks have not been great quality. Despite wanting to support all-vegan business, for drinks I have to recommend going next door to Bambu.

Located in a strip mall which seemed to have all Asian shops (including several other boba tea cafes), Happiness Cafe is a pretty typical boba shop except that they are all vegan! They have an ice cream case with 8 flavors you can order as scoops or milkshakes, a medium-sized menu of snack foods (mostly unhealthy), and a few sweets including cake and Chinese desserts. That in addition to the boba drinks which is a pretty basic/standard menu. When we visited, the pearls were a little bit hard on our drinks, but that can happen sometimes. The avocado roll was delicious. It was actually hard to find a parking spot despite the large parking lot as many people were there Saturday evening. I thought it was slightly overpriced for the quality but it was consistent with usual boba cafes. I would go back as it's exciting to see all-vegan specialty businesses!

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-13

Pros: All vegan, Fast, Nice service

Cons: I probably wouldn't call it a "meal", Parking was difficult


Points +298

21 Dec 2022

Great Lunch Destination

We found this place for lunch on HappyCow! We had the Happiness over rice and Passion fruit green tea! The owner was friendly with us. And the food was quite delicious! We even grabbed a candy bar to go! It was a vegan version of a mounds bar! We should have tried the other varieties as well!



Points +3863

28 Nov 2022

Happiness Comes From Plants

We ordered the Avocado Rolls ($7.50) and their 'Beef' Stew Over Rice ($11.95). Absolutely LOVED the creamy rolls wrapped in vegan roti. It was so flavorful that I'd take these over a normal spring roll any day.

Our beef stew was also really delicious although a bit on the saltier side. The soy protein and sauce were a great combination and you can never go wrong with brown rice and steamed broccoli. Yummy combination.

There weren't a lot of baked goods available when we went but I would love to try their dessert options one day. They certainly have a great selection online. Thanks Happiness for the wonderful experience!

Pros: Great variety of dishes


Points +58

13 Nov 2022

I found Happiness in a strip mall!

Fresh and delicious vegan food with excellent service!

Pros: All Vegan!

Cons: N/A


Points +40

27 Jul 2022


their opera & tiramisu cakes are sooooo good.


Points +86

20 Apr 2022

Happy to have stopped by!

On our way to San Fran my boyfriend & I visited the Happiness Cafe, he absolutely loved his patty melt but would’ve preferred other side options rather than chips & I enjoyed the waffles with chicken. As for drinks, the watermelon juice did taste rather heavily diluted but my boyfriend approves of their smoothies. Overall, excellent customer service & nice simple foods to try.


Points +1236

19 Apr 2022

Try the avocado rolls

Delicious bubble tea shop with a great variety of food for takeout.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: N/A


Points +28

27 Feb 2022


Do not miss the avocado roll! Really enjoyed the Tuno salad sandwich.


Points +591

27 Jan 2022

Happiness indeed!

Vegan ice cream milk tea? Hell yes!

Everything is vegan, and the servers are very kind and attentive. ❤️

Pros: All-vegan, Affordable, Outdoor seating available


Points +564

27 Aug 2021

Small vegan casual place near Ranch 99

Pho was good. Guava cheesecake was ok. Would definitely visit this place again to try everything on their menu.

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-27


Points +16

16 Apr 2021

Great food and service

My boyfriend and i got the waffles, BLT, and pigs in the blanket and they were all amazing.
The women who took our order and served us was super friendly and adorable, would 100% recommend.


Points +36

15 Feb 2021

Friendly staff and something for everyone!

I've been here several times and the service is consistently helpful and friendly. Its small so order in advance or take away is best. The "happiness over rice" and "Avocado Rolls" are my favorites.

They have delicious ice cream and desserts too. I am not a fan of faux fish but have had some of the other faux meats and they are pretty good.

Pros: Happiness Over Rice , Avocado Rolls, Friendly service


Points +1469

12 Feb 2021

Food is super good!

At first this place seemed like more of a bubble tea/snack/ice cream place but there’s quite a bit of food on the menu and it’s super yummy!
The service is great. The people are so incredibly kind, gracious and friendly, she really makes you feel so welcomed.

We had the avocado roll, creamy corn soup w/ organic baguette, rice noodle soup w/ phish balls, ocean sub and happiness over rice. Came back for the rice noodle soup w/ phish balls. I love that soup.

The avocado roll is ridiculously good. It’s like a crispy roti wrap filled with crunchy lettuce and avocado with a sweet Chili dipping sauce.
The corn soup had good flavour but we would’ve liked it more if it were thicker and had more corn.
The rice noodle soup was so yummy! Tasted exactly like Hong Kong style noodle soups I had many times before when I wasn’t vegan.
The sweet and sour dish was just like sweet and sour pork.


Points +28

17 Jan 2021

Always Wonderful

Avocado Rolls, Ocean Melt, Noodle soup, Patty Melt, desserts, and bobas are our go-tos. Excellent and friendly owners!

Pros: Consistent, Quick, Comfort


Points +357

11 Aug 2020

Great little veg restaurant

Not a big boba drinker so wasn’t so excited about the vegan boba but when I saw they had noodle soup, something I loved to eat before going vegan, I knew I had to try it. The broth was flavorful and had lots of noodles & veggies and the mock meat was very close to what I’ve had before.


Points +131

31 May 2020

A very Happy place

Once you enter this place you feel the Love! A wonderful owner passionate about the vegan cause and food. A nice variety of food that make you feel comfortable and full. We very much enjoyed their sandwiches and will definitely come back to try something else.

Pros: Wonderful owner, Very good food, Varied vegan food


Points +336

29 Mar 2020

Friendly, Great Boba

I visited just before all the COVID-19 craziness and haven't had a chance to go back since.

Went for Thai iced tea with pearl and I want to go back to try more of their beverages and food. As other reviews indicate, the avocado roll is pretty amazing. Also got to try the happiness over rice and chicken and waffle. Not bad, but the roll was definitely the best out of the food we got.

I spoke with who I believe is one of the owners. Super friendly and sweet. Part of why I want to go back.

Pros: Parking, beverage variety, friendly


Points +275

06 Mar 2020

Avocado Roll for the win!!

Absolutely delicious!! I am hooked. Been back twice in a week to have it. Fast service. Very filling. Yum.

Pros: Avocado roll is to die for


Points +372

12 Jan 2020

Great vegan place

The food was very good. The menu is really big and the owner was very nice, I also bought there some vegan cookies to take home. Hope to come back soon and try more dishes!

Pros: Only vegan


Points +5252

12 Oct 2019

Good stop

We've had several items on their menu. They are generally very quick and the owner is always very kind.

The shop is located beside 99 ranch and there is a large parking lot.

The store itself is fairly small, but not tiny. They have a good variety on their menu.

Favorite dishes: happiness over rice, Avocado roll, Noodle soup

Not our favorite: Patty Melt, Strawberry ice cream

Most other menu items we found to be average. We thought the Thai tea tasted watered down or diluted but that could be due to the fact that we always got take out and perhaps the ice melted.

We found their pricing to be average or a little below, so a good value.

Pros: Avocado roll so good, Happiness over rice delish, Affordable pricing


Points +70

13 Apr 2019


I crave the avocado rolls all the time! We also enjoyed the ice cream

Pros: Delicious food, Great environment


Points +2016

23 Jan 2019

Good junk food!

I crave ice cream and junk foods from time to time and this place satisfies that! Not going for dinner, but snacks and desserts is great. The avocado spring rolls are the best.


Points +94

11 Dec 2018

Great Selection of items and the only vegan ice cream place in the South Bay

Located close to I-880, this is a small vegan restaurant/cafe with a rich menu.
Love the bobba tea and dessert selection there, this is the only vegan restaurant (that I know of) with ice cream selection in the area.

Tip: Be sure to get a drink voucher. You get a stamp each time you order drinks there. Once it fills up you get a free drink.

Pros: Great selection for a small cafe, Best vegan dessert variety in the area

Cons: Small space so not great for large groups

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