Dumaguete is a foodie’s paradise.
We went to Dumaguete without a clear plan on what we’re gonna do, except to go to Apo Island, which unfortunately didn’t happen. And because the weather was really bad, we ended up just pigging out the whole time.
We stayed at the city center, which meant there’s always a restaurant/cafe in every block. We found these places by just walking around aimlessly. The city is really best explored on foot. Plus, you get to save up on transportation expenses!
Address: Corner, San Jose St, Dumaguete, 6200 Negros Oriental
We had out first proper meal in Dumaguete here. The spanish chorizo meal and cucumber slush were absolutely delicious. What a great start!
Address: 5 Dr.V. Locsin Street, DownTown, Dumaguete, 6200 Negros Oriental
Serious Italian foodgasm is what you’ll be getting from this restaurant. Everything was just perfect. I liked that it wasn’t crowded too. As for the price, 500 Pesos can already feed two people.
Location: Rizal Boulevard
Well, duh. Who goes to Dumaguete without paying a visit to Sans Rival? It’s the most popular dessert place in the city. And one does not simply leave Dumaguete without a box of Sans Rival silvanas, right? Even though they already have a branch in Cebu, we just couldn’t stop ourselves from going here. The silvanas cake will always be my favorite even if it doesn’t fail to give me a toothache. lol
Location: 24 Katada Street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
If there’s one type of food that I cannot resist, it’s bread. As we entered this place, the smell of freshly baked pastries greeted us. Their breads are similar to La Vie Parisenne’s, but waaaay cheaper. I even got a garlic bagel to go for only 20 Pesos!
Address: No.5 Dr. V. Locsin St., Dumaguete City
This is not your ordinary karenderia. Aside from the typical karenderia food, they also offer a variety of silog meals, burgers, etc. I wanted to try the buladsilog, but sadly, they don’t cook any silog meal before 2PM. Weird, right? Silog is best eaten during breakfast. Pfft.
Street food in Rizal Boulevard!
Last, but definitely not the least, are the yummy street food in Rizal Boulevard. I heard a lot of people go here for the balut. I, however, don’t eat balut, so we had penoy, tempura, and squid balls. And for me, this was the best meal we had in Dumaguete!
Although the trip didn’t go as planned, we surely went home with happy tummies!
We’re going back someday for Apo Island and some exploration since we basically just stayed in the city center the whole time. Where do you suggest we go? 🙂
Just a girl in her late twenties trying to find her way through life. She loves to write, eat, take photos, and freedive. She used to travel a lot and hopes she could do that again when this global pandemic is over.