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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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  • 67
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A classic sundae

“A classic sundae” I tried the Tahitian Vanilla Sundae, a true “triple treat”. It was fabulous. Try the sorbets or the creamsicle flavored ice cream. The flavors change often. The Irish coffee is very good too. The folks there are great, as is the music which ranges from Billy Holiday to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Cakes77
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Central Pennsylvania
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Central Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

“A classic sundae” I tried the Tahitian Vanilla Sundae, a true “triple treat”. It was fabulous. Try the sorbets or the creamsicle flavored ice cream. The flavors change often. The Irish coffee is very good too. The folks there are great, as is the music which ranges from Billy Holiday to the Shins.

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Santa Cruz, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

O.k. I am not a big ice cream eater because I like my hips the size they ar, but I am willing to make an exception at Penny Creamery. These guys make the best and often the most unusual ice cream ever. Their fruit icecreams are so fresh, some of the combinations of favors sound odd but taste devine.the only... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

All the ice creams are made in-house with fresh, sometimes organic, local ingredients. the service is good since all the friendly people at the counter greet you nicely and offer you samples. This Ice Creamery specializes in making amazing whimsical flavors that work wonderfully. Every day there is a new item on the menu and it is very popular with... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Penny Ice Creamery a locally owned business and is a great place to go if you want some really tasty (rich) home made ice cream. They will be happy to let you try the unique flavors before you make a decision. All of the ice cream is made in house from scratch. As best as I know the ingredients... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Santa Cruz's own fantastic ice cream shop.....don't miss it. The ingredients are all natural and hand made ice cream is the best.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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