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The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

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640 Merrimon Ave. Ste. 103, Asheville, NC 28804
828-254-2224
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night
Description: Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso...
Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso. Birthday Cakes and Parties. Locally owned.
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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great milkshakes!

We stopped by The Hop last night after dinner after looking through reviews on Yelp. Needless to say, the reviews did not disappoint. The homemade ice cream served at The Hop was absolutely amazing! I got a chocolate and coconut chip (two separate flavors) milkshake but I was greatly impressed with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Shadae M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stopped by The Hop last night after dinner after looking through reviews on Yelp. Needless to say, the reviews did not disappoint. The homemade ice cream served at The Hop was absolutely amazing! I got a chocolate and coconut chip (two separate flavors) milkshake but I was greatly impressed with their large selection of Vegan ice cream, as well.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Delicious ice cream with a friendly atmosphere. I got a waffle cone with a scoop of Praline's 'n Cream and a scoop of Cinnamon Banana Cream. I also wanted a scoop of Peaches & Cream Soy Milk, but they were out. WAAAAA, it must be really good everybody wanted it, of well maybe next time. The Praline's 'n Cream was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Really good ice cream. I tried both strawberry and Greek yogurt parfait. Both were creamy ad ice cream should be but refreshingly light in texture.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

They have a variety of non dairy flavors using a variety of non dairy milks (not just soy!). They're all delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

home made, wide selection of flavors, fresh ingredients. I brought my grand daughter (10 months). We shared a chocolate/ raspberry. She kept reaching for more and more and kept going yummmmmmm! I tried a spoon of 2 other flavors including one with booze and both were really good but the one we got was amazing.

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Visited because they were open late. Selection was ok. Very long line and two girls working. My daughter enjoyed the coconut milk cookies n cream which shocked me. Very cool that this place has such selections. Although ok, there was nothing that blew us away by their ice cream.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Hop makes superb ice-cream, fresh from scratch and using the highest quality ingrediants. Every flavor I've tried is as good as could be... But the topper is Aztec Chocolate. Made with dark chocolate, cinnamon and chili powder, they hit just the right balance of all three (not easy) and it is off the charts.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I think I'll head there right now for a milk shake. You can't go wrong. Many favor choices - plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is the first place my family and I stop at,when we are in Asheville North Carolina, the milkshakes are to die for,they even have a lot of vegan ones,also gluten free ones. The food is delicious,the staff is wonderful

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Service was good. But, the ice cream wasn't that great. I got the coffee and my companion got the chocolate chip. Wasn't that great. Would have given them two stars but the service wasn't bad. Friendly. Did not taste like homemade ice cream. Will not return.

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Additional Information about The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

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 to $6
Cuisine: Dessert

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 640 Merrimon Ave. Ste. 103, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-254-2224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $2 to $6
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso. Birthday Cakes and Parties. Locally owned.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?