Last Monday would have been just another girly catch-up dinner at CeCi in Strathfield had I not discovered Hello Happy (to which I squealed with excitement).
As you may have noticed, I’m a regular at Strathfield. With a growing South-Korean, Chinese, and Sri Lankan population, it has become a trusted suburb for authentic Asian cuisine. However, there has always been a missing piece to the culinary puzzle when it came to dessert. There was waffles at Beauty & The Beast cafe on the corner of The Boulevarde, Gelatissimo just outside the plaza and now, there’s Hello Happy, offering a cute selection of cakes, pastries and good coffee!
The interior featured hand-draw graffiti characters across some walls and had a really calming and welcoming jungle touch. Hello Happy is only in its second month of operation so everything looked brand-spanking new. It was a breath of fresh air in an aging street.

Hello Happy Strathfield patisserie
New to Strathfield: Hello Happy patisserie

My tart was fruit paradise! The thin glaze made each piece look plastic and perfect. It consisted of blueberries, raspberries, grapes, a strawberry, a slice of kiwi fruit, 3 generous slices of sweet pineapple and a quarter of a peach. Beneath the fruit was a beautiful sweet pastry crust which held together, a classic custard.

Hello Happy Strathfield patisserie - mixed fruit tart
Mixed fruit tart

Tracey has the strawberry mousse dome which looks more like a work of art. It is sponge cake coated with a light fluffy mousse and wrapped in strawberry slices then strawberry jelly, and last but not least, adorned with crushed pistachios. It was a blissful taste of heaven.

Hello Happy Strathfield patisserie - strawberry mousse dome
Strawberry mousse dome cake

Our chai lattes were fantastic too. They were frothy and sweet, but not sickening sweet, allowing the natural spiced aromas of cinnamon, cardamom and ginger to stand out.

Hello Happy Strathfield patisserie - chai latte
Chai latte

Hello Happy Strathfield patisserie - cute wooden interior with grafitti
Korean-chic interior

Hello Happy is a lovely new find that I hope many will appreciate.
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Hello Happy
22 The Boulevarde Strathfield (next to NAB)
Phone: 9715 6259

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.

sorry - no idea! you can try give them a call on 9715 6259


um.. hi! do you know what time hello happy opens? oh! and does hello happy open on sundays?


Hi Karen @ Citrus and Candy, thanks for the tip-off on the savoury breads. I'll stick to the sweet stuff :) Hey Minh, it is a cute name, I was so glad the cafe's atmosphere lived up to it! Hi Karen, thanks! There were quite a few other as pretty cakes on display as well -do check it out :) Hi Marie, they must've been having a quiet Saturday. I'm sure after another month in business, they'll be able to adjust their opening hours according to predicted demand. It'd be so good having another place in Strathfield open until late!


I cant wait to try this place! I love soy chai lattes! I went there last saturday the but the working hours are deceiving! It says open till midnight and we were there at 10pm, but they were closed already and having a staff meeting inside.


I really like the look of the strawberry dome! Mmm


I just love that name! Have been watching this cafe compulsively ever since they start building it, I think I walk past it at least once a week. Glad to hear the cakes taste as great as they look, I really must stop by soon.

Karen @ Citrus and Candy
Karen @ Citrus and Candy

I first blogged about Hello Happy earlier this year at their 1st store in Macquarie Centre and I wasn't happy with their Asian breads. For one it was ridiculously expensive and tasted so average compared to the really cheap (and more authentic) asian bakeries. Their desserts I still haven't tried but have to admit they look pretty good. No doubt they'd be better than their breads!