Food tripping in Dumaguete City

Cebu Pacific strengthens Davao City as its hub as the low-cost carrier recently launched flights to Dumaguete City and Tacloban City.


Charo L. Lagamon, Cebu Pacific director for Corporate Communications Corporate Affairs, said the new routes allows Filipinos to have a seamless connection between key cities in the country.

“Ten or 20 years ago you had to fly to Manila or take a long land trip. Today you have the option to take a flight point to point,” she said.

She added that Cebu Pacific has a seamless network that connects Davao to its different hubs giving Filipinos easier connections to 37 domestic and 26 international destinations.

Charo L. Lagamon, Cebu Pacific director for Corporate Communications Corporate Affairs (4th from left); Davao City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang (3rd from left); Agnes Udang, Caap-Davao City area manager (2nd from left); and Felipe Antonio “Ipe” B. Remollo (4th from right)

Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio, in a message delivered by Davao City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, said, “These direct routes to the cities of Tacloban and Dumaguete are an answer to the growing need for inter island connectivity around the country.”

The mayor added that these routes will not only increase tourism and economic development but it will also bring Filipinos closer together.

Members of the Davao Digital Influencers with Cebu Pacific flight attendants

I am very excited for the Davao-Dumaguete route. After finishing my studies at Silliman University, I had only visited the city once and that was during my brother’s graduation. With the new route, I can schedule my next visit to Dumaguete City anytime of the year.

Aside from its laid back atmosphere and my alma mater, one thing I really missed about Dumagute City is the delicious food by local establishments.


Since I have not visited the city for years, I have collaborated with Dumaguete City’s leading online food guide, Food Trip Dumaguete, to help me list down some of food establishments you must eat at once you visit here:

Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries

Home of Dumaguete City’s famous silvanas, Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries is a favorite destination for Dumagueteños and visitors of the city alike. Although popularly known for their cakes and pastries, they also serve some delicious meals.


Gabby’s Bistro

While studying in Dumaguete, having a meal at Gabby’s Distro has always been a joy. Good food and a great makes this restaurant one of the must visits in Dumaguete City. My all-time favorites here are their Cajun Chicken Fingers and Oreo Bonanza.

Cajun Chicken Fingers


Silliman University Cafeteria

From their famous cheese bread to the delicious humba, the Silliman University Cafeteria has some of the favorite homemade dishes and pastries that Sillimanians have fallen in love with. Personally, I think the cafeteria is a great place to have breakfast or lunch.

SU Cafeteria’s famous Cheese bread
Silliman University


A new resto with cozy ambiance and delightful dishes that will give you that warm, happy and fuzzy feeling after every bite. Comfort food at its finest and tastiest.

City Burger

This joint has the chicken inasal with the secret sauce that has put the entire city under its spell! Take note that before sinking your teeth into the main course, order their crispy chicken skin as an appetizer, it’s the bomb.

Alima Cafe and Kri

If you are into affordable fine dining, KRI and Alima Cafe is the place to go. Enjoy a burst of flavors in every dish prepared by no less than the cafe’s internationally renowned chef and owner.

Hayahay and Taco Surf

When translated in english, “Hayahay” can mean a relaxed, calm or comfortable. This is where both the young and the old dine to have fresh seafood and all sorts of Filipino dishes. It is also a favorite hang out of the locals to listen to local bands play and make the most out of the happy hour. Within the premises of Hayahay is Taco Surf, a mini resto that serves mouthwatering Japanese Cuisine.

Das Burger

Ever wondered how a Krabby Patty would taste like in real life? Well then, wonder no more and head over to Das Burger. Their burgers contain big and juicy patties that will definitely satisfy your hunger for food and happiness.

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