Cakes and Pastries Sans Rival in Dumaguete

Living up to its name, the cakes and pastries of Sans Rival in Dumaguete have really no rival. Thanks to Trinidad “Tita Trining” Teves-Sagarbarria, the founder of Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries, and her children who inherited the same passion and continued the baking legacy she founded.

The wide array of Sans Rival's yummy cakes and pastries

What started as a small-time garage bakeshop in 1977, Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries evolved into a cozy cafe. Now considered as a local icon providing Negrenses with the sweet and deliciously baked goodies for more than three decades now. To date, the bakeshop has become the place to go for a guaranteed sweet and  appetizing  food experience.

Well designed interior

Who would dare resist their trademark Silvanas or their house specialty Sans Rival, their best sellers. Personally, I have never tasted Silvanas as creamy as theirs before, I fell in love at first bite, and the taste got even better as I came near to my last.

My personal favorite - Date and Walnut Dacquoise

Other best sellers include my personal favorite Date and Walnut Dacquoise, Tiramisu, Capuccino Cake, Cookie Monster, Blueberry Cheesecake, Blackforest, Concorde, Mango Cloud, Banana Pie, Apple Pie with Streusel Toppings, Brazo de Mercedes, Prune Cake, Mocha Crunch, Chokahlua Gateau and so much more. They also offer cookies, pastries, pasta, specialty dishes and drinks in their dine-in shop, and they come in cheap prices 🙂

Their flagship store is at #3 San Jose Street, Dumaguete City, just a few steps from the famous city boulevard. Just recently, they also opened a branch in Robinson’s Place Dumaguete. Meanwhile, a specialty bakeshop named The House of Silvanas opened in Manila in 1995 offering the same recipe as Sans Rival Dumaguete. The House of Silvanas is owned by Mary Ann Sagarbarria, daughter-in-law of Tita Trining.

From a garage bakeshop, Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries evolved into a cozy cafe

So you next time you visit Dumaguete City, make sure to have a sweet rendezvous at Sans Rival, and you will definitely find one of the reasons to come back in Dumaguete.

Take my word for it 🙂

Main branch at #3 San Jose Street, just a few steps from Rizal Boulevard

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)

Sans Rival Branch
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)


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  2. Wow!

    The feeling is just so great reading positive comments about the Dumaguete and it’s food hangouts! 🙂 Thanks guys and we Dumaguetenyos will take pride and even offer you lots of goodies to taste and experience!

    from you’s family!

    1. Lyn

      Gusto ko po tikman to huhuhu, sana meron sa manila neto, eto ung hinahanap hanpa ko eh nung nakatikim ako one time from a medrep from dumaguete, ang sarap grabe. sana meron din po nito sa manila

  3. Monica

    How much is one box of Sans Rival?

  4. Angel

    Hi, I hope you can help me with my plan. I actually work here in Makati and my son will be having his 10th birthday on Sept 19,2012. I wanted to surprise him. I am planning to give him a specialize birthday cake. With a theme of SPIDERMAN. Will it be possible for you make and deliver the cake to him. He lives in Valencia Dumaguete. And I wonder if you do, how can I pay you for that? I hope you can help me with my concerns.

  5. liz

    hi.,,, am looking for some cake with long last 5 to 8 hrs travel time na hindi sya na melt… please suggest me the bert of your products. thanks…

  6. yup sans rival dumaguete has much can offer however good product can’t offset bad customer service. Am so upset at the sales attendant at your port area branch where there, we waited more than 30 minutes to be served . It started around 3:50pm last may 16, 2012 where nobody attended me and my husband who scheduled to depart at exactly 5pm to dapitan. It was then the sales lady of the nearby store that informed the incharge,. said to have been doing something upstairs. ang masakit instead of apologizing sya pa and nakasimangot all through out the transaction. management must correct this practice, im sure this will bring adverse effect.

  7. Well , I have celebrated my birthday last year in Dumaguete . I was really amazed when I roam aroud the city I can’t decide what flavor of Cake I want to buy that suits for Adults and Kids of course chocolate cake are very common . When I went to buolevard with my cousins they told me to buy at Sansrival at first I don’t want to go inside because I thought It was expensive , well with my surpirise I bought one of Sansrival’s Best Seller Flavor Cake the Mango Float flavor for only P 245.00 ONE LAYER ROUND CAKE . And I just want to remind you don’t forget to order their LASAGNA for only P 60.00 PESOS .

  8. phi

    may branch po ba kau dto sa manila?

  9. m&m

    May I know how much for a box of sans rival cake??

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  11. Hmm… looks good, I will try this out this weekend!

    1. nainggit ako, enjoy bro! sarap ng sans rival dun 🙂

  12. not a fan of sans rival.. I wanna try the other cakes. they look yummy 😀

    1. i was not a fan too, pero after tasting their version, nagustuhan ko na 🙂

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  14. my audit at dumaguete isnt complete without hanging out at this place. i felt in love the very first time i taste their sweets and goodies. and its one a kind around dumaguete.

    1. agree! 🙂

  15. […] Before going back to Harold’s Mansion, we walked to the nearby baywalk and ended the day with sweet treats from Sans Rival. […]

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