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The Penny Ice Creamery

913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
+1 831-204-2523
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (100 reviews)
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12:00 - 23:00All hours
913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great choices of ice cream . . . fun flavor teasers . . . do not miss going here - you will not regret it

Thank Robyn V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of two of Santa Cruz's great ice-cream parlors. Superb ice-cream! My favorite is vanilla and there's is right up there. Perfect after a session at work, or at the Lane

Thank P2607KXmichaelt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is spot on with it's ice cream. Creamy and full of flavor. The only drawbacks are the lines - which is indicative of how great the ice cream is - and sometimes you just want to have a good ol' plain flavor like...More

Thank Lipstick4me
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The ice cream is good with many unique flavors to choose from. Kind of pricey. For four of us it was $26. If you do go ask for a shot of espresso over your ice cream, it is quite good and very unique.

Thank aluckart
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The ice cream tastes homemade. They have very unique choices. I don't normally eat a lot of ice cream, so I just got a kids size. But my friends got a regular size and they said it excellent. The little house it's at is very...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Ice cream was like homemade and very good, but not many flavors to choose from. We thought the staff was great. We had the toasted marshmallow topping and it was very good. Price was high, but we would come here again for sure. Don't miss...More

Thank Wandah F
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Dad used to crank up the ice cream maker, and we loved to get the paddles fresh from the batch when he said it was finally ready. Penny Ice Cream uses freshly made base flavored with everything from New Orleans Coffee to Black Tea Peach...More

Thank Kekerica
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a fun little place, with some unique choices of ice cream that you can't get elsewhere. I would try it if you are looking for something unique. However, I think the amount of ice cream you get for the price makes it pricey....More

Thank Gil M
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Penny Ice Creamery is a must-stop in Santa Cruz. There is frequently a steady line out the door on the weekends, which is always a good sign! It is definitely worth the wait! They make all of their ice cream there and their home...More

Thank Wanderingbear79
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Delightful choices and scrumptious ice cream! Charming and welcoming. Located in the heart of Santa Cruz.

Thank Lana W
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-204-2523
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