We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1101 Pacific Ave Ste B, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-7506
+1 831-216-6421
Website
Today
09:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 43: English reviews
santa cruz
Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Santa Cruz County. We are so lucky to have, at this time 2017 three ice cream makers. Of the three, Mission Hill is by far the best. The store it always a block further then I think it is and a couple blocks further then the other Ice cream makers. My advice, keep walking, find it, it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anne w
Oakdale, California
Level Contributor
41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you like odd flavors or are more willing to try something a little different. I tried the pomegranate berry sorbet I believe. It was delicious. The perfect blend of sweet and tart, icy and creamy. The person who served us was amazing. I wish I'd caught their name! The place was extremely, and I do mean EXTREMELY, crowded but... More 

Helpful?
Thank C M
David K, Owner at Mission Hill Creamery, responded to this review

Dear C M Thank you sincerely for taking the time to submit your review. Our team takes great pride in making sure you have a remarkable experience. We are sorry that the prices seem high to you. We can assure you it all goes into the product and we simply couldn't make the same quality products with lesser ingredients. We... More 

Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I love ice cream and this is a great stop in Santa Cruz. I highly recommend the 4 scoop mini sampler. The flavors choices fit all types profiles. We really enjoyed the pumpkin, Turkish coffee, salted caramel, and the banana with chocolate peanut butter cookie mash. Great place.

Helpful?
Thank whatupdude
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Simply cannot be beat for quality and exciting flavors. Do not miss indulging while your hanging out downtown.

Helpful?
Thank John N
David K, Owner at Mission Hill Creamery, responded to this review

Dear John N, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to submit your review. Our team takes great pride in making sure you have a remarkable experience. We look forward to your next visit and are very happy for your support. Until the next time, David Kumec Chef/Owner More 

California
Level Contributor
90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The ice cream here is top quality, with a large number of inventive flavors, free samples galore, and delicious house-made waffle cones. I love their mini scoops -- perfectly sized for a relatively guilt/-free treat!

Helpful?
Thank olive2eat
David K, Owner at Mission Hill Creamery, responded to this review

Dear olive2eat, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to submit your review. Our team takes great pride in making sure you have a remarkable experience. We look forward to your next visit and are very happy for your support. Until the next time, David Kumec Chef/Owner More 

Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
384 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Amazing scoops, amazing ice cream, amazing peanut butter homemade cookie. I loved this small town and this place is amazing. The staff with piercings and short hair is a great staff.

Helpful?
Thank Nany M
David K, Owner at Mission Hill Creamery, responded to this review

Dear Nany M, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to submit your review. Our team takes great pride in making sure you have a remarkable experience. We look forward to your next visit and are very happy for your support. Until the next time, David Kumec Chef/Owner https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g33048-d4080395-r422933631-Mission_Hill_Creamery-Santa_Cruz_California.html# More 

Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Dave and his local crew know how to serve up the best and most interesting ice cream ! Service is always great and with a smile...not something you always get in SC. The vanilla (POV)is so good !

Helpful?
Thank keanesurf
David K, Owner at Mission Hill Creamery, responded to this review

Dear keanesurf, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to submit your review. Our team takes great pride in making sure you have a remarkable experience. We look forward to your next visit and are very happy for your support. Until the next time, David Kumec Chef/Owner https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g33048-d4080395-r422933631-Mission_Hill_Creamery-Santa_Cruz_California.html# More 

Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
295 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Had the best strawberry ice cream I've ever tasted here. They use in-season fruits so the ice cream really tasted like a strawberry. Turkish coffee was amazing too. I only wished for dark chocolate peanut butter. Service was friendly and efficient.

Helpful?
Thank sjc43
David K, Owner at Mission Hill Creamery, responded to this review

Dear sjc43, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to submit your review. Our team takes great pride in making sure you have a remarkable experience. We look forward to your next visit and are very happy for your support. Until the next time, David Kumec Chef/Owner https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g33048-d4080395-r413335782-Mission_Hill_Creamery-Santa_Cruz_California.html# More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Wonderful ice cream made from 100% natural ingredients. Absolutely nothing artificial-no artificial flavors, colors, or additives. Tastes splendid! A wide variety of traditional and seasonal flavors. I was surprised by the reasonable prices. The milkshakes were superb! The serving staff were very helpful, letting me look at the binder that had a list of every ingredient for every ice cream.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Terre2014
David K, Owner at Mission Hill Creamery, responded to this review

Dear Terre2014, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to submit your review. Our team takes great pride in making sure you have a remarkable experience. We look forward to your next visit and are very happy for your support. Until the next time, David Kumec Chef/Owner More 

Level Contributor
52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to get. A bit of one cream after a light dinner. It was later in the evening and we checked out Mission Hill. The wait person was great with the kids, taking enough time for samples. They have a good variety of flavors and the ice cream is very creamy. Prices per cone are... More 

Helpful?
Thank RAMX13
David K, Owner at Mission Hill Creamery, responded to this review

I want to thank you sincerely for taking the time to review our business. We live to make you happy so when you are happy we are happy. We look forward to your next visit. Dave Kumec Chef/Owner More 

Travellers who viewed Mission Hill Creamery also viewed

 

Been to Mission Hill Creamery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Cuisine
Italian, French, Mexican, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 Pacific Ave Ste B, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-7506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-216-6421
Description
No Hype - Just Great Ice Cream since 2010. Now Featuring Intelligentsia Coffee, Confections Made On-Site, Pies, Cookies, and a Great Selection of Hot and Cold Beverages.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mission Hill Creamery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?