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The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

640 Merrimon Ave. Ste. 103, Asheville, NC 28804
828-254-2224
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Ranked #39 of 602 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso. Birthday Cakes and Parties. Locally owned.
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English first
Maryville, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My wife and I checked this place out because we love good ice cream. This place is hard to notice it's in a building that looks like a small two story Strip Mall and parking lot was packed. Inside they had a little side area where there was a group dressed up like they were in the 50's there was... More

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Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I love the exotic flavors of ice cream available at this cafe. We have visited three different times, and I always try something new and unusual. This time it was ginger/molasses, and it was divine!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

They had 6 or 8 different vegan ice creams. We sampled many and enjoyed what we bought. Worth the trip.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Had very nice coffee drinks on a recent afternoon. Only one person working, she was very busy. Never lost patience with people, and made a very good drink!

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Los Angeles, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I love the ice cream at The Hop, but even better you're allowed to bring your dog in and order some ice cream for him (just one flavor though). It's sort of a funky place, in keeping with Asheville, with booths and tables and a no-dog area for tots to play. The people who work there are nice too.

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Cresskill, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Adorable ice cream shop. The salted caramel ice cream is amazing! They support local food vendors and do a lot of charity work too. Definitely worth a stop!

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asheville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place has incredible ice cream and even better ice cream cakes. They have a great staff and will go out of there way to make you happy.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I love the Hop! Delicious ice cream and they have plenty of vegan choices too! Oh, and they have doggy ice cream for the pups! I am lucky it's within walking distance of my house. On warmer days my husband and I visit waaayyyy too often. :)

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Yummo! We stopped in after hearing such great things about this local gem. The goods don't disappoint! We probably sampled 2/3 of the really creative flavors available and had a tough time making a decision because the selections were so yummy. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for delicious ice cream with a twist. The salted caramel... More

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I tried a scoop of the hop's ice cream at mountain oasis and knew that I needed to stop by the shop while I was in Asheville. I was not disappointed! This place has amazing ice cream flavors and a really nice staff. I will definitely be back the next time I'm in Asheville.

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