The Penny Ice Creamery opens today! And for devotÃ©es of the very finest, organic, artesanal ice cream that is a very good thing. (The tempting image, left, is by photographer Molly Watson.)
(I stopped by and inhaled a cup of Brown Butter Pecan ice cream lavish with eggs, butter and cream.)
Housed at 913 Cedar Street in the handsomely renovated Mission Revival suite across from Gabriella (former doctor’s offices as many locals might recall), The Penny Ice Creamery is a new entrepreneurial venture from former Manresa pastry chef Kendra Baker and partner Zachary Davis. The two bring backgrounds deep in environmental business and finance (Davis’ UCSC background and subsequent MBA), as well as international culinary training in Wales, France, Boston and San Francisco.
Merging their skills and interests, the two arrived logically enough at the concept of small batch, local, seasonal and yes, organic ice creams, complete with designer flavors and toppings. And coffee drinks featuring fresh-roasted Verve coffees.
Open from noon daily (except for Monday) the Penny Ice Creamery is about to become your new warm weather hangout. Rush over and welcome them to the downtown community of places to pamper your palate.
The Penny Ice Creamery – 913 Cedar Street – 831/204-2523.