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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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“waffle cone” (11 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3801
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 20 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
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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
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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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