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The Penny Ice Creamery

913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
831-204-2523
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English first
Monterey, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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10 reviews 10 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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Truckee, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is awesome and the ice cream is amazing however they seem to be trying too hard on their flavors. With only about 12 flavors to choose from including bourbon bacon and some others that just are a little too fancy. My son got mint chip and let's just say he had one bite and spit it out as... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As a student living in Santa Cruz, it's nice to go to penny's every once in awhile just to see what new and unusual flavors they have. And the best part is that you're never disappointed. And if you have any boring non-adventurous I've cream people, even the vanilla is perfection.

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Chicago
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98 reviews 98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Now, I've had a LOT of ice cream in my time on this Earth and this was by far, the best I have ever had.....ever. My fear is that I will have cravings for it now from time to time, with no possible way of getting to it, living in Chicago and all. I had a scoop of the honey... More 

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Carmichael, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had read good things about this ice cream place so we went in with high hopes. They had some unusual flavors that we were anxious to try, like strawberry pink peppercorn; and the look and feel of the place was inviting. The staff was friendly and quick to offer taste samples. We ordered two double cones so we could... More 

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Additional Information about The Penny Ice Creamery

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