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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 good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing place. Found it on my gluten free app, was excited to try the gf homemade cones which were excellent. Spectacular seasonal flavors made in house (we had pumpkin, pear/ginger, fresh mint and chip, and pecan). Staff offers samples. Flavors had depth and texture, just...More

Thank LodiDazzles
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ice cream made in house, using excellent ingredients. Creative flavors. Sometimes there's a long line, but it moves quickly and people are chill.

Thank Clover88Live
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Not sure if penny ice creamery should be legal. Sooo dank. Some of the flavors i would not shank you for but dont even think of trying a lick of any of the coffee varieties. A peasant shall die trying for a morsel of mine..ha

Thank ginger c
Reviewed 9 September 2017

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

Thank Robyn V
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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