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Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries

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San Jose Street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Open Mon-Sun

The place is so cozy. And they are open daily. Trip advisor says they are closed today, Sunday, but when we visited, it's open.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Linda A
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  • Families with children
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Taguig City, Philippines
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87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bought a whole loaf of the sans rival cake as a take home gift back to Manila for my mother. Decided to try out the cake before giving it to see and taste for myself what all the hype was about. And after taking the first bite from the slice, it all became clear how the cake became so popular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is so cozy. And they are open daily. Trip advisor says they are closed today, Sunday, but when we visited, it's open.

Thank Linda A
Quezon City, Philippines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are to visit Dumaguete, you should never forget to visit this place and taste their mouthwatering and heaven taste Silvanas. Try the butter and chocolate flavored and I promised that you will always comeback to Dumaguete to have a taste of heaven.

Thank wonder_erin015
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 3 then 4 of us were seated outside at Sans Rival/Robinsons and not one of the old or new employees asked us if we wanted anything for over an hour! They were though, happy to be yakking amongst themselves behind the counter. The odd waiter would come and clean a table nearby as people left but wouldn't even LOOK... More 

Thank DumagueteCity6200
Iloilo Province, Philippines
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am partial to nuts and sweets which happens to be all sans rival is...always a must try when visiting dumaguete.

Thank wanderluv2015
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dumaguete is the land of food trips, and Sans Rival lead the pack. From pastries, they opened up a bistro to cater to a wider crowd. The food is 3.5/5, but the pastries are 4.5/5. Price is on the higher side, but the ambiance is very nice. A must go to in Dumaguete.

Thank Edna O
Cebu City, Philippines
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always a shock when you check their menu and see pasta for less than Php70 and burgers for Php60. Servings are hearty and they taste lovely. And I just can't get enough of those chocolate silvanas!

Thank Kae E
Taipei, Taiwan
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well i thought dumaguete was famous for sans rival. and that actually what i really means in a different sense. sans rival the restaurant and not sans rival the cake i tried the sylvanas butter and it was just too sweet for my taste, this coming from somebody who has a sweet tooth. business was good and people were lining... More 

Thank marie s
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool place to stay and the desserts are delicious. Cakes and pastries are the best in the area. Nice place to relax.

Thank Koshjonn R
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I and my sister in law had lunch in this particular restaurant/ bakery. Food was so terrible. We did not even finish our meal. we also ordered 3 different kinds of shakes. They tasted awful. we never go back there again. We waited for so long for our order to arrive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Jose Street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Negros Island  >  Negros Oriental  >  Dumaguete City
  • Phone Number: 035-421-1524

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?