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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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1:00 pm - 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: 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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Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Great service and vegan options

When we walked in, the girls behind the counter were oh-so-friendly and offered our teenage girls samples while they decided. The chocolate and thin mint options were to die for! We loved the vegan options, as my boyfriend cannot have dairy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
kristin d
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Winter Park, Florida
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  • Families with children
  • Late Night
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Winter Park, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

When we walked in, the girls behind the counter were oh-so-friendly and offered our teenage girls samples while they decided. The chocolate and thin mint options were to die for! We loved the vegan options, as my boyfriend cannot have dairy.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

After reading good reviews we drove across town for ice cream. When we started to enter we noticed two dogs inside. We stepped aside and another one entered.I can't comment on the food because we left.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Beer flavored ice cream? Just one of many examples of creativity in flavors -- and they all seem to work. And it is also just plain good ol' ice cream

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My husband has an insatiable sweet tooth for the Hop - he loves their Oreo milkshake mixed with coconut milk. I prefer their salted caramel ice cream in one of their handmade waffle cones - possibly the best ice cream ever. Whatever you try, however, you won't be disappointed. From vegan-friendly favorites to old-fashioned ice cream, this place makes an... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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 - 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?