Skip to Content

Sans Rival In Dumaguete – A Complete Guide

Sans Rival Dumaguete is a must visit if you’re in the city. Known for it’s famous buttercream, meringue and chopped cashew desserts, here’s all the info.

How To Get To Sans Rival Dumaguete

Sans Rival Dumaguete is located in the heart of Dumaguete City.

Its famous bright blue doors are just off the popular Rizal Boulevard and around a 10 minute walk from the Dumaguete Ferry Terminal.

The best way to get around the Dumaguete and Valencia regions is to rent a scooter and explore.

You can rent scooters in Dumaguete City for around 500 Pesos per day from your accommodation.

If you’re not confident on a scooter, there are always locals hanging around on trikes, just make sure to barter the price before you ride.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Sans Rival Dumaguete Opening Times

Open Daily: 8.30am – 8pm

Sans Rival Prices

Sans Rival Loafs: 345 – 420 PHP

Silvanas Butter (10 Pack): 165 PHP

Silvanas Butter (10 Pack): 195 PHP

Sans Rival Dumaguete Sans Rival Cake Sans Rival Silvanas Dumaguete Tourist Spots
Either of these will do the trick, but we highly recommend the Silvanas!

Best Time To Visit Sans Rival Dumaguette + Tips

Visiting the famous Sans Rival is one of the favourite tourist activities in Dumaguete, as well as being really popular with locals.

Therefore, expect it to be pretty busy at all times especially during tourist season.

However, if you have to wait, it is definitely worth it and make sure to try the famous Silvanas – you won’t be disappointed!

The best time to visit Dumaguete is during the dry season – roughly January to May.

Sans Rival has to be on the Philippines Itinerary if you are in the Dumaguette area.

History Of Sans Rival Dumaguette

Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries was founded in 1977 by the prominent local Sagarbarria family.

When Trinidad Teves Sagarbarria started making sweet treats for her family and friends, over 40 years ago, little did she know that her silvanas would eventually become Dumaguete City’s trademark delicacy.

What started out as a small family cake shop rapidly expanded into a countrywide, household name, with the original bakery still standing in the same place today.

The new branches have the changed name ‘The House of Silvanas Bakeshop’.

What To Expect At Sans Rival Dumaguete

Sans Rival Dumaguete is possibly the most famous dessert shop in the Philippines and for us it was definitely one of the best things to do in the Philippines.

With the title of the shop translating to ‘Without Rival’, it’s fair to say we can firmly back-up the name choice of this unique cake and pastry store.

Widely known for its Sans Rival cakes and Silvannas, a frozen cookie version of the Sans Rival, the original store opened in the 1970s.

Although since then, thanks to popular demand from Filipino’s visiting and taking treats home to relatives, the business has branched out into a bistro next door.

It also now serves rice meals and other confectioneries, although the original Sans Rival still stands.

We popped in to grab a box of of 10 Silvannas that cost 165 Pesos and it was the best decision of the trip. The cafe is cute and covered in blue, and the desserts are to die for!

When looking for the best things to do in Dumaguete, don’t forget to add Sans Rival Dumaguete to your list.

Sans Rival Dumaguete Sans Rival Cake Sans Rival Silvanas Dumaguete Tourist Spots
Charlie lining up for some Sans Rival goodness
Sans Rival Dumaguete Sans Rival Cake Sans Rival Silvanas Dumaguete Tourist Spots
The ultimate cake cabinet at Sans Rival Dumaguete
Sans Rival Dumaguete Sans Rival Cake Sans Rival Silvanas Dumaguete Tourist Spots
Sans Rival Silvanas in all their glory

Where To Stay In Dumaguete

Luxury –  C Bubble Diving Resort

C Bubble Diving Resort features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Dumaguete.

Featuring room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The air-conditioned rooms provide a sea view and come with a wardrobe and free WiFi. 

Guest rooms in the resort come with a kettle. The units will provide guests with a fridge. 

Buffet and à la carte breakfast options are available daily at C Bubble Diving Resort.

Mid-budget – The Bricks Hotel

Featuring a bar, The Bricks Hotel is located in Dumaguete in the Visayas region, 1.3 miles from Robinsons Place Dumaguete and less than 0.6 miles from Dumaguete Belfry.

Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

The property is close to popular attractions like Quezon Park, Dumaguete Cathedral and Dumaguete Public Market. 

Guests at the hotel can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.

Budget – ZEN Rooms Basic White Knights

Situated 1.1 miles from Robinsons Place Dumaguete, ZEN Rooms Basic White Knights Dumaguete features accommodation with a restaurant, a shared lounge and a 24-hour front desk for your convenience.

Both WiFi and private parking are accessible at the apartment free of charge. 

Popular points of interest near ZEN Rooms Basic White Knights Dumaguete include Dumaguete Belfry, Dumaguete Public Market and Quezon Park.

The nearest airport is Dumaguete Airport, 3.7 miles from the accommodation.

For more places to stay in Dumaguete, you can check the latest prices on

More Philippines Blogs

Philippines Itinerary – The Best Islands In The Philippines

Dumaguete Tourist Spots – The Ultimate Guide

Tierra Alta – The Santorini Of The Philippines

Apo Island Tour – A Guide To Turtle Heaven

Pin It For Later!

Sans Rival In Dumaguete Guide