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Sans Rival: Dumaguete’s Haven of Sweet Buttery Goodness

Belle Piccio
Belle Piccio | Jun 25, 2015
Sans Rival: Dumaguete’s Haven of Sweet Buttery Goodness
Silvanas (original flavor); photo by Dustin Mijaresaption

I was born in the “Sugar Capital of the Philippines” and thus, I have an instinctive appetite for sweets! One of the best tasting desserts that can satisfy my sweet tooth is the famous silvanas of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

A box of silvanas contains 10 pieces, and is priced at Php125 only. If you buy it outside Dumaguete, it can go as high as Php150 per box. (Note: prices may change without prior notice.)

Silvanas (original and chocolate); photo by Dustin Mijares

Sinking your teeth into this creamy and buttery goodness feels like heaven! It has a fresh, sweet scent that is not too overpowering, and the quality butter they are using has been consistent through the years.

Aside from sans rival and silvanas, the shop also serves other pastries like cookies, muffins, cakes, sandwiches, also pastas and paella dishes.

The main branch of Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries shop is located at #3 San Jose St. Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. It is open daily between 9:00am to 7:00am. Another shop is inside Robinson’s Mall of Dumaguete and is open daily during mall hours.

Silvanas (original and chocolate); photo by Dustin Mijares


How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Dumaguete (estimated cost of Php4,000++, round trip, one hour and 15 minutes). Rizal Boulevard is only a 15-minute ride away from Dumaguete Airport.

You can ride a tricycle traveling around Dumaguete City at Php9.00 per head per trip.

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