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The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
+1 828-254-2224
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (151 reviews)
“sundae” (10 reviews)
“banana split” (3 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the ice cream here. So many great flavors to choose from. We have no issue recommending the Hop.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 16 March 2018

The ice cream is creamy. It has a good selection of different ice cream flavors. It also has ice cream for dogs.

Thank TheColony150
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a hot fudge cake with apple crisp, salted caramel and chocolate ice cream. We were really pleased with the decision the staff was very pleasant location was clean and very Asheville. Worth taking time to enjoy a sweet treat!

Thank Manwiththeplan86
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We came here on fall break with our kids to try something new. There were many vegan options, even one with chocolate and charcoal. But, there were also several non-vegan 'usuals' too like salted caramel and chocolate with candies in it. I chose the maple...More

Thank ashleymbs
Reviewed 17 October 2017

So with all of the mom and pop creameries going by the way side this was IS NOT! This establishment has been around since the 70's . You can have your big ice cream stores I'll take this small crowed one in a heart beat....More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my trip to The Hop. Great variety of flavors to choose from and options for the vegan and gluten-free. I had coffee flavor made from sunflower seed milk- a real treat

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

In light of all the good reviews for this place I assumed the hot fudge cake would be pretty awesome. I was mistaken. It was a tiny sliver of cold cake with about half a teaspoon of hot fudge. Normally hot fudge cake is big...More

Thank eazzdroppin
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had a groupon for this place and very glad we tried it! The Hop has some crazy flavors and they are willing to let you try all. We settled on our favorites: mocha Oreo cookie full of flavor, and salted carmel which my husband...More

Thank ja6green
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Not too many choices but both dairy and vegan. We'd just finished a sushi dinner so ice cream beckoned. I might just repeat this experience each time I'm upstairs for sushi.

Thank Jo-Ellen A
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in to The Hop Ice Cream Cafe this afternoon for a treat. My wife had a scoop of Espresso ice cream with chocolate chips on top. I had a double scoop of chocolate ice cream with bananas, hot fudge, peanuts,...More

Thank Kevin M
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Laura W
8 March 2017|
Response from AshevilleArtTours | Reviewed this property |
Last i heard they did and it was at the tasting rooms across the street from hole doughnuts. If you call their phone they should be able to give you an answer with more clarity though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 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 28804-3456
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-2224
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Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso. Birthday Cakes and Parties. Locally owned.
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