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“If only I wasn't vegan...”

The Penny Ice Creamery
Ranked #3 of 20 Dessert in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Ice Cream
Reviewed December 23, 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!

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Thank Rosy E
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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.

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Thank Gonetravellin34
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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!

Thank minipenne
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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.

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2  Thank mjnishi
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

It has the best ice cream, the best sauces and the best staff. It is an independent shop with a separate kiosk on Santa Cruz' main drag. They have an ever changing list of flavors which you can taste. What more could you ask for?

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Thank rossbacher
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