In the heart of the city of the gentle people lies a pastry shop that's synonymous to the famous dessert - Silvanas and their trademark cake Sans Rival Cake. The desserts are very well known all throughout the neighboring cities in both Visayas and Mindanao. It's a perfect pasalubong for those visiting the capital city of Negros Oriental. They started this small bakeshop business since 1977 by Trinidad “Tita Trining” Teves-Sagarbarria and has now become an icon in Dumaguete. So if you're one of those majority who thinks these are the only desserts they're producing then think again... You will get a glimpse of the equally delicious dessert collections of Sans Rival if you visit the place or fully read this blog. I tell you it will be worth it and it will prep your appetite.
UPDATE 05/16/2016 : Sans Rival is now available in Cebu's newly opened Robinson's Galleria.
The main branch is just a couple steps walk from the scenic Rizal boulevard. It is quite known in the city so all pedicab drivers won't have trouble in bringing you to the place. They also have a small branch in Robinson mall in the ground level near the entrance / exit.
When I drop by in Dumaguete last weekend this has always been on the top of my t0-do list within the city and when I arrive there I knew I have to try their other desserts besides Silvanas as part of my Sweet Escape dessert trips.
When I finally ventured I was a bit disappointed to see that they don't have unique desserts besides Sylvanas. Sylvanas was not even on display and you have to ask the counter to validate its availability. Maybe I was just used to the wide arrays of selections of unique tantalizers in the dessert shops in the big city in short I was not impressed at all in my first impression of the dessert shop. One thing that they can brag though is there great selections of cakes.
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Sans Rival Main
#3 Monday San Jose St., Dumaguete City
Contact No: (035)225-4440/(035)225-4393
Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday (9am to 7pm)
Ground Floor Robinson’s Place Dumaguete
Dumaguete Business Park and IT Plaza, Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City
Contact No: (035)226-3506
Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday (10am to 8pm)