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“Amazing, original ice cream flavors!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Penny Ice Creamery

The Penny Ice Creamery
913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
831-204-2523
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Ranked #4 of 331 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Ice Cream
Seattle, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Amazing, original ice cream flavors!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Absolutely delicious home made ice cream and what unusual flavors! All made from local products in this one place (not a chain ice creamery).
I enjoyed one scoop of persimmon with bourbon and another, of ginger snaps and sour cream. I would return in an instant, but live over 1200 miles away. They also serve espresso, cappuccino etc.

Visited December 2012
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Berkeley, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“If only I wasn't vegan...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Ahhh I loved this place when I when I still ate ice cream. The flavors are fresh, different and made with quality ingredients. They don't care how many flavors you ask to try and serve you tastes on cute little spoons (eco-friendly)! Prices aren't bad considering how delicious the ice cream is. The people there are always super friendly, welcoming and patient while you try all of the flavors.

The only downside to Penny is that it's a bit too small for the amount of people that are always pushing to get in!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monterey, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Hmmm...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I thought this place was cute, it had a long line which is usually a good sign. However, the ice cream flavors were almost too weird to be good. The ice cream had a strange consistency and left a funny aftertaste and feeling my mouth, almost as if I'd eaten butter. I don't think I want to give it another try. Also, it wasn't cheap, and there was hardly anywhere to sit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Silicon Valley
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Best pumpkin ice cream ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

There should be a line out the door here, even on cold days. This ice cream is perfect. The roasted pumpkin has the perfect hint of sweetness. Go to the kiosk on the main drag downtown or the shop one block away from the main street. There are different flavors at the kiosk and store - check out both!

Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, CA
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33 restaurant reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Scream for Ice Cream!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Love all the different flavors of ice cream which constantly change. They have homemade waffle cones which are really good. Ice cream is always fresh and they give free taste samples. The shop is small so it's best to get it to go.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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