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The Penny Ice Creamery

913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
+1 831-204-2523
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ice cream is good with many unique flavors to choose from. Kind of pricey. For four of us it was $26. If you do go ask for a shot of espresso over your ice cream, it is quite good and very unique.

Thank aluckart
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The ice cream tastes homemade. They have very unique choices. I don't normally eat a lot of ice cream, so I just got a kids size. But my friends got a regular size and they said it excellent. The little house it's at is very...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Ice cream was like homemade and very good, but not many flavors to choose from. We thought the staff was great. We had the toasted marshmallow topping and it was very good. Price was high, but we would come here again for sure. Don't miss...More

Thank Wandah F
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Dad used to crank up the ice cream maker, and we loved to get the paddles fresh from the batch when he said it was finally ready. Penny Ice Cream uses freshly made base flavored with everything from New Orleans Coffee to Black Tea Peach...More

Thank Kekerica
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a fun little place, with some unique choices of ice cream that you can't get elsewhere. I would try it if you are looking for something unique. However, I think the amount of ice cream you get for the price makes it pricey....More

Thank Gil M
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Penny Ice Creamery is a must-stop in Santa Cruz. There is frequently a steady line out the door on the weekends, which is always a good sign! It is definitely worth the wait! They make all of their ice cream there and their home...More

Thank Wanderingbear79
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Delightful choices and scrumptious ice cream! Charming and welcoming. Located in the heart of Santa Cruz.

Thank Lana W
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is really yummy and creative Ice creamery. They make all of there ice cream from scratch and offer the most unique and creative flavors. The staff even makes there whipped cream, in small patches, and waffles from scratch -- the fresh whipped cream is...More

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Penny always delivers great experience. Nice staff, interesting products. Using local ingredients penny concocts interesting and fun flavors

Thank frank t
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Absolutely delicious, innovative, surprising flavors. Long lines for a reason, good for them! Even the ice cream cones are to die for......

Thank Maaaarion
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-204-2523
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