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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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“scones” (19 reviews)
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913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We lucked out and there was no line, but not for long, by the time we left, the line was out the door. Ice cream was very good. Pricey but good. Not much seating so be prepared to eat outside or while walking.

Thank bljam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I were in Santa Cruz for a couple days and stopped by Penny Post for dessert. So many amazing flavors it was hard to decide.....we ordered two cones and shared them both. Fresh Mint Chip was DELISH! Highly recommend!

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t let the line out the door deter you... the ice cream is amazing and the toasted marshmallow topping beyond delicious! When Inn Santa Cruz, make time to eat at this yummy ice creamery.

Thank Bari R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

(Warning: young adults from Central Florida in for vacation) Despite the chilly weather and it being late on a weeknight, there was still a line to enter this little establishment. And the reasoning for the line shows: This place proudly makes organic ice cream and...More

Thank Pyra-Danny
Reviewed 30 April 2018

They always have new and interesting flavors here and it’s always tasty. Located in downtown Santa Cruz near lots of great shops and restaurants. If you end up dining in a restaurant downtown, I recommend you skip the dessert menu and take a leisurely stroll...More

Thank EileenM17
Reviewed 19 April 2018

best ice cream i ever had. Many flavors to choose from. Tuesday and Thursday 4-6pm happy hour: get 2 scoops for price of one

Thank F9489NAronh
Reviewed 17 April 2018

They have some of the most original ice cream flavors and have junior size scoops. The staff has always been very friendly and their facilities are very clean.

Thank Mudget
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this ice cream shop because I was intrigued by the name. It is in a tiny space but full of wonderful flavoursome ice creams. I sampled the cinnamon and it was great But decided on the vanilla and it was delicious. If your in...More

Thank Tyrone M
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

High quality homemade ice cream. Tiny space, very cute aesthetic. Small selection of 9 rotating unique flavors. I personally love funky flavor choices but I wouldn't necessarily recommend bringing a group that's looking for your classic, basic ice cream flavors. The toasted marshmallow fluff topping...More

Thank ylrac123
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

This is a must!!!! You should try all the flavors and decide your favorite. For me a kid size ice ball is enough. But if you like more get an adult size. Is such a relax place, with great quality gelato.

Thank Veronica F
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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