This place is famous in Dumaguette, for good reason.
After spending time in Manila enjoying overpriced low quality food, coming to Dumaguette is akin to going to a different country, yes I have been to Cebu, yes I have been to Davao, yes I have...gone to regional and remote places in the Philippines, and nothing comes close to what I experienced in Dumaguette.
Imagine the highest quality food, the friendliest service, the nicest people, and the cheapest prices of anywhere I have visited here. I don’t know how this is possible, if there’s something magical in the water, if the Mayor is a genius or what is causing this, but Dumaguette is very different.
When I came to Sans Rival I of course proceeded to order a Sans Rival cake, coming from Manila I saw a loaf of this was only about $10 so I proceed to order a whole loaf imagining a small cake.
What came through was really a huge loaf similar to a whole loaf of bread that was impossible for just 2 people to consume regardless of how hungry they may be, not only that but it was also delicious.
Silvanas, which are absolutely amazing are just about $5 for a box, the coffee was less than 75 cents!
Keep in mind these cakes are so good they are sent as gifts to the rest of the Philippines, and they are so very affordable.
If you come to Dumaguette, you owe yourself a trip to Sans Rival.More