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The Penny Ice Creamery

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913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
831-204-2523
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Ice Cream

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A must have ice cream pit stop!

Penny Ice Creamery is a place not to be missed for an ice cream treat. It is a locally owned shop that has unusual flavors of ice cream, all hand made. All natural ingredients and you can sample any of them. The unusual choices change often, but they usually have one or two more traditional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Rachell S
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Santa Cruz, California
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  • Late Night
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Penny Ice Creamery is a place not to be missed for an ice cream treat. It is a locally owned shop that has unusual flavors of ice cream, all hand made. All natural ingredients and you can sample any of them. The unusual choices change often, but they usually have one or two more traditional stand-bys. My personal diet has... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Wow! What fun combos they have come up with & what a cute place. Delicious! I wanted to have them all...will have to come back next time we are in the area!

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Penny Ice Creamery is a small locally--owned ice creamery known for its unusual flavors. Some people rave about the unique flavors, others prefer to go a more traditional route. But whatever you prefer, at least give this place a try! This creamery is interesting and fun. They use natural ingredients in all their ice creams. My favorite flavor so... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There are always really interesting flavors to sample, but being a chocolate lover I will always get the very rich chocolate sorbet. The cones are amazing, they make them there. A little pricey for ice cream, but it's super great quality and worth it.

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Monterey, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I will go out of our way for ice cream from here if we're going up highway 1. So many new exciting flavors and I've always been adventurous with what I eat. My favorites thus far have been black pepper cheesecake and ricotta.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

the line out the door is a little excessive, but the flavors are good enough to warrant the wait. try the affogato - it's delicious!

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Mount Kisco, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Best ice cream ever! I tasted every flavor. All delicious. Decided in black sesame and cookies and cream, with home made fudge cookies, covered in the most delicious caramel sauce. Amazing! Wish I could have had more stuff.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

As with any ice cream shop, you can get a taste of any flavor. Here, you are never hurried, and are happily supplied with a good size sample of any and all of their 12 flavors. What I like the most is their inventive flavor combinations, like Pepper-Strawberry, Basil, Black Sesame and others that are ice cream flavors that you... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is such a nice treat! Their ice cream is delicious. Their salted butter toffee is out of this world. Their fresh cones are very tasty too. Wish I could ship their ice cream to the Netherlands ^_^

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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a small family boutique ice creamery in Santa Cruz that makes a list of unusual flavors every day, and the menu of flavors changes. Very unique flavors. Delicious cones. Great service. Always a treat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-204-2523

Description

Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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