El Ideal more than a bakery and a restaurant has also been considered a landmark and a heritage site in Silay. Their store has been in existence for a century now and they are located in the exact same spot eversince with the original facade of the old house as part of their feature design.
El Ideal started in the 1920's and owned by the patriarch Cesar Locsin. It is said that he pursued his love for baking during the First World War by making bread for the locals. He sold his products in the same exact house where their present store is currently located. His legacy in baking was passed on to his children and his youngest daughter Alice established the foundations of El Ideal that is known today.
Through the years they have expanded their product and introduced new favorites among the locals and tourists alike and one of their famous pie, the guapple (guava and apple) pie. They also serve dishes for breakfast and lunch and feature other local products in their shop. They still continue to make their pastries using their own family recipe and the store has become a popular one-stop pasalubong shop for those who travel in Negros Occidental.