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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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (140 reviews)
“sundae” (9 reviews)
“oreos” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Today our big ol' family visited The Hop on our way to church. It was DELICIOUS!!! The two people working were excellent--great with helping us make our choices. There are flavors for everyone--regular ice cream, vegan options, gluten-fee cones, coffees, desserts, shakes. We had the...More

Thank Amber N
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Eight people from age 4 to 67 enjoyed a variety of flavors in different serving formats--cones, cups and sundaes. No one was disappointed. My favorite was brown sugar/bourbon

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Maybe there aren't 39 flavors in this shop, but they do have a good variety of basic and interesting flavors. Our choices were very enjoyable. The owner was extremely friendly, and tried to be helpful with local information since we were from out of town....More

Thank oregoncoasters
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We heard about this UNC-A Alumni-owned business at the admitted-student day at UNC-A when the owner spoke there. We had to try it out. The ice cream is amazing, and we highly-recommend a visit.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Anyone with allergies knows that it is hard to go out for ice cream without being stuck with slushies as your only choice. Not only did my daughter get A choice, but she had about fifteen! And, gluten free cones, waffle or regular, were available!...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Good variety of flavors for the complete family, for those who have no dietary restrictions as well a great vegan selection of flavors. Their home made hot fudge and whipped cream should not be missed. The Vortex Donut ice cream sandwich is a unique, enjoyable...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Friday Night Flight night is awesome. We loved our visit. The café was very easy to find and parking was no issue at all. We REALLY enjoyed the ice cream.

Thank CA H
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had a wonderful time at the The Hop - my third visit and first for my husband and 13 year old dachshund, Bodhi. He was welcomed and enjoyed hanging out while we ate fresh, tasty, interesting ice cream. Couldn't have enjoyed the experience more.

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Freshly made ice cream in an interesting variety of flavors! Chocolate is rich and creamy, as was some sort of coffee/mocha flavor. We never knew about this little gem, but we'll be back for sure!

Thank Pugmark77
Reviewed 12 March 2017

WE try to drop by often. Good service even when busy. Wide variety of flavors including vegan types, which my gluten free son grealty enjoys. Nice neighborhood feel with a few tables outside.

Thank Torchboy
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Laura W
Do you have a dance party on Wednesday evening every week? If so what location and time?
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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso. Birthday Cakes and Parties. Locally owned.
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