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“Wonderful for kids birthdays -or anytime you want ice cream.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
640 Merrimon Ave. Ste. 103, Asheville, NC 28804
828-254-2224
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Ranked #4 of 18 Ice Cream in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Wonderful for kids birthdays -or anytime you want ice cream.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We had not been in town long and need a indoor location for our daughters 5th birthday. We looked a many options and this seemed like the best and it was. All of the kids had a blast. We had the whole side to our self with on long table set up. We chose not to get the larger packages and just bought a bunch of board games and spread them out on the table. The price was perfect. I would have spent the same or more trying to do it at our house. The kids then got to all decorate their own sundaes and then proceeded to gobble them up.

All the parents bought their own coffee drinks and sat on the couches and let the kids just be kids. The employees helped with whatever we needed.

The kids are already asking to have their party there again.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This ice cream joint always has the best ice cream in town. It has multiple options as far as original flavors and soy or goat milk or vegan options.

Visited September 2012
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North Carolina
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

If you want great ice cream and a family friendly place then you have it all here. I can't say enough about the quality. Simply the best!

Visited August 2012
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Asheville, North Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
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“Aztec Chocolate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

A long time hometown favorite place. Incredibly delicious churned ice cream, my fav is Aztec Chocolate. Chocolate with cayenne--cold, then hot spicy!

Visited August 2012
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“Quality is fair”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I experienced this venue when it was a drive through on Merrimon Ave. I thought the ice cream, while plentiful was only average as I like richer flavor. I went back to them (at the new location) with my grandson, and felt nothing had changed.

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