July 7, 2014


Yuyu Cafe & Dessert Shop located in Tagum City
I’m heading to Tagum!

“Say what, where is that?” would be the usual reply.

Not many are familiar with Tagum City but I have a habit of eyeing on not-so-famous island or city that I can visit on my next trip around The Philippines.

Palm Trees abound in the streets of Tagum City
Where is Tagum? Tagum City is Davao del Norte’s capital and touted as the next tourism hub in the region. With a land area of 19,580 hectares, there are only about 242,801 inhabitants.

Cake display at Yuyu Cafe & Dessert Shop
I love enjoying local dishes but I would always prefer to end the day with a luscious dessert. So before my trip, I searched for cafés and coffee shops where I can simply chill and found Yuyu Cafe & Dessert Shop.

Chef Emerald Uy, spearheads Yuyu Cafe & Dessert Shop
Spearheaded by Chef Emerald Uy, a lovely lass with a passion for creating delightful dessert selections, Yuyu Café & Dessert Shop is an all-day dining destination. This young café and dessert shop has been serving good food at affordable prices.

Delicious single cakes at Yuyu Cafe & Dessert Shop
When I sampled some of their single cakes, I was surprised by how modest my bill was. Imagine ordering two deliriously delicious concoctions and only paying Php150?!  

Love this Chocolate Cake at Yuyu Cafe & Dessert Shop
When compared to Manila desserts, a slice of cake would cost about Php120-Php180 a piece. (Update: 2020 dessert rates in Manila costs about Php200 to Php450 per slice, depending on the café or bakeshop and it's location)

A delightful whole cake created by Chef Emerald at Yuyu Cafe & Dessert Shope
Chef Emerald also creates uniquely designed whole cakes. Did I say that the desserts were deliriously delicious?! Yummy!

If I live in Tagum City, I would easily find myself hanging out at Yuyu Café & Dessert Shop. Apart from the delectable array of dishes and sweets, the place is cozy. I could just find a spot and write all day, every day here.

National Highway, Tagum City
(new location : across Gaisano Mall of Tagum)

You know how I LOVE desserts! This is definitely a part of my Monday Madness feature here at Eat To Your Heart’s Content! 

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Pie Rivera is a former food columnist of Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine and a freelance food & travel writer for local magazines and online travel communities. She is a TV producer and creative director by day and wanderlust at heart.

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