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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 #64 of 646 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $6
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Kingsport, Tennessee
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I had the Salted Caramel and my husband had the Mexican Chocolate. We were both very impressed. All the ice cream is homemade and they have very innovative (and tasty) flavors, such as Blueberry Kale and Thai Curry. You can taste whichever ones you wish before you choose which flavor you would like. Love this cute and delicious ice cream... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I loved this ice cream ! I tried an espresso soy vegan ice cream and it was surprisingly delicious. We also tried a chocolate lavender and it was out of this world. A sweet find for sure!

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Carbondale, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great ice cream in numerous flavors.......some off the wall like chili pepper ice cream. Not fancy and off the beaten path but friendly and relaxing

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Winston-Salem, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great location, fun decor and tasty flavors, including vegan ice cream! Quick tip: ask for a half scoop of two flavors for a fun combination. I got pumpkin and cardamon and it was quite yummy. You can't go wrong in this place.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Service was awesome, ice cream was good, flavors were creative (but they had the old stand-bys too). Prices reasonable. Good selection of toppings. We went for dessert instead of dinner, and stayed for a bit to finish up a game of chess. They also have espresso and other coffee drinks, but we didn't get to try them.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

So yummy! Loved all the flavors we tried, especially the strawberry vinegrette one. They even have ice cream for dogs :) what a treat!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Took wife and her sister to the Heywood Avenue Hop Ice Cream Cafe location after dinner, had been told best ice cream in Asheville. was told correctly, though haven't gone to any other ice cream parlors in Asheville, this place would be very hard to beat. Absolutely delicious ice cream, cream or vegetarian fare offered, the sated caramel was too... More 

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Candler, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Couldn't believe all the flavors, had to try several. Great place for kids, of all ages. Quirky mix of characters on staff and that adds to the experience. A fun place with great ice cream. Be fearless and try several of the funkiest flavors.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Refreshing! We liked all our ice cream a lot. We went to the West location and found the staff to be friendly, the store clean, and the patio cute.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

No? Then you will here. Vegan options galore. Outstanding service (come on folks, it's high school kids working. Give 'em a break). The ice cream is wonderful and our children enjoyed the indoor play area, as well as the gorgeous views outside. Will definitely keep this on our "must visit" list for our next Asheville trip.

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Address: 640 Merrimon Ave. Ste. 103, Asheville, NC 28804
Phone Number: 828-254-2224
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 6
Cuisine: Dessert

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