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The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

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640 Merrimon Ave. Ste. 103, Asheville, NC 28804
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Asheville, North Carolina
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy with 3 young people working as fast as they could tonight. Good selection, probably 12-15 flavors. A choc milkshake, 2 scoops of choc mint and 2 hot fudge sundaes. A vibrant and happy ice cream store, would go back if in this area of Asheville. We visited the Haywood Rd spot.

Thank rbankerman
Johnson City, Tennessee
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The salted caramel ice cream is heaven in a cone. Visited for the first time yesterday. Will return.

Thank LuluLolly
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unusual flavors, lactose free for those that require it. Non traditional flavors, such as basil, and standard flavors for the less adventurous.

Thank mlkSrq
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place wasn't exactly clean, but I'm hard pressed to find local dairy free ice cream selections that are this good. Dairy based ice cream makes up the majority of their creative menu, but they had a variety of confections made from almond, coconut, soy and hemp milk. The almond milk based cookies and cream was really good. Nothing to... More 

Thank enall317
surf city
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the ice cream!I don't support political agenda's of any kind.10% for cancer research or animal shelters is a much better option.Everyone should have a choice where the proceeds go.I will not be coming back if 10% of the profits goes to a group that hates North Carolina.

Thank Cynthia V
Oldsmar, Florida
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969 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The Hop offers a variety of unique ice cream flavors with local farmers products. Everyone loved their selection from the Salty Caramel, to the green tea (? my apologies but don't recall). Pretty eclectic menu of ice cream flavors. The staff was friendly but we happened on a busy time. The negative was the place was not clean. Tables had... More 

1 Thank mixaconsulting
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Oh my goodness......talk about delicious ice cream. The salted carmel is totally worth breaking your diet for! Hubby's favorite ice cream is butter pecan so he compares all butter pecans he eats and said this was one of the absolute best. We were sad to come home to Nashville and not be able to have HOP ice cream after dinner... More 

Thank bryneyedcajungrl
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We spotted this place while eating at Taco Billy. Turns out that we saw the manufacturing facility which doesn't serve ice cream. Luckily we were directed to the store by a helpful young worker. The ice cream was very tasty.

Thank Sabine K
Kennett, Missouri
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312 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

They did not serve us the best ice cream that we have ever had, but the ice cream is very, very good. We got the chocolate and rum raisin, and both of us liked the rum raisin better. There is parking on the street. The two servers were friendly and efficient. I recommend this business for the ice cream.

Thank Jim T
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127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

After having had many good experiences at both locations, I am sad to sad that my family and I were extremely disappointed... We were so dissatisfied that we left without ordering anything. First, the place is not as clean as it has previously been. Second, the staff were rude and were clearly not in the mood to help anyone. They... More 

1 Thank gladacya

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $6
Gluten Free
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Merrimon Ave. Ste. 103, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-254-2224
Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso. Birthday Cakes and Parties. Locally owned.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?