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“Very nice, not spectacular”

The Penny Ice Creamery
Ranked #3 of 21 Dessert in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Ice Cream
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very nice, not spectacular”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had fine ice cream here. We loved the flavors, although they were a little limited. Their green tea flavor was not as good as the grocery store brand, even though the base ice cream was clearly fine. Others like the coffee and chocolate varieties. Limited seating, altho the outside seating was pleasant.

  • Visited March 2014
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Santa Cruz, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“THE BEST ICE CREAM IN SANTA CRUZ”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

By far the best Ice Cream you have ever eaten, Every thing use in this delicious ice cream is Organic, wonderful texture and price's ( for Organic) There is always a line out the door, that always tells me something, I love this place one block off of Pacific Ave is the main shop there is a outlet on Pacific right outside the Bookshop Santa Cruz, staff is friendly and helpful, you can have a taste before you buy..my favorite is the Bon Bons...a must for local and tourist , don't miss out on this place if you love Ice Cream..nothing fake about this place...totally recommended the Penny Ice Creamery..I understand the owners will be opening a Restaurant on Pacific Ave , I cant wait to try it....

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ronne M
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inverness
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely ice cream - even dairy free!”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Gorgeous ice cream, even dairy free chocolate ice cream! Friendly staff, great experience!!! I wish I could take the place home!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Meconopsis65
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Salem, Oregon
1 review
“BEST ICE CREAM EVER!”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

I love the atmosphere of the shop! They have very friendly severs and a line is usually out the door, but it moves quickly & worth the wait!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank komvik
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San Jose, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Real Thing!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

This place has only nine flavors each day, but boy are they great. Be ready to wait in line, and be sure to taste flavors before choosing. I had strawberry Pink Peppercorn that was sooooo good. All home made on site. Amazing place!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Buffi O
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