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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 #66 of 644 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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Carbondale, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 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
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Columbus
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Seriously folks?! Flavors were definitely interesting but tasted dull. Their ice cream was not worth the expense or calories. Go to the grocery and buy a pint of Ben and Jerry's or even Igle's own brand. And check out the photo I posted of their trash outside one of their doors. Wish we saw that first. Definitely wouldn't have gone... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not much to say besides this was really good, homemade ice cream, and great prices. They had about 30 flavors I'd say... many interesting ones like Kale/Blueberry. I had Butter Pecan and Mint Chocolate Chip. Both were really tasty. The service was great and the employees were very friendly and willing to let you sample the unusual flavors. Will be... More 

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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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