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The Penny Ice Creamery

913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
+1 831-204-2523
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (18 reviews)
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913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They always have new and interesting flavors here and it’s always tasty. Located in downtown Santa Cruz near lots of great shops and restaurants. If you end up dining in a restaurant downtown, I recommend you skip the dessert menu and take a leisurely stroll...More

Thank EileenM17
Reviewed 19 April 2018

best ice cream i ever had. Many flavors to choose from. Tuesday and Thursday 4-6pm happy hour: get 2 scoops for price of one

Thank F9489NAronh
Reviewed 18 April 2018

They have some of the most original ice cream flavors and have junior size scoops. The staff has always been very friendly and their facilities are very clean.

Thank Mudget
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this ice cream shop because I was intrigued by the name. It is in a tiny space but full of wonderful flavoursome ice creams. I sampled the cinnamon and it was great But decided on the vanilla and it was delicious. If your in...More

Thank Tyrone M
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

High quality homemade ice cream. Tiny space, very cute aesthetic. Small selection of 9 rotating unique flavors. I personally love funky flavor choices but I wouldn't necessarily recommend bringing a group that's looking for your classic, basic ice cream flavors. The toasted marshmallow fluff topping...More

Thank ylrac123
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This is a must!!!! You should try all the flavors and decide your favorite. For me a kid size ice ball is enough. But if you like more get an adult size. Is such a relax place, with great quality gelato.

Thank Veronica F
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Great, locally owned organic ice cream. There is usually a line! Parking is on the street and sometimes hard to get.

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 8 December 2017

In my opinion i usually do not eat ice cream but once in a while i'll stop in here for a small sample

Thank Will S
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Good ice cream with the basics and more unconvential flavors. Generous servings. Small and limited seating. good location in downtown Santa Cruz. Usually a long line but it moves rapidly.

Thank _leeheathorn
Reviewed 21 November 2017

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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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