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The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

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640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
+1 828-254-2224
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13:00 - 22:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lumberton, North Carolina
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the beer, pretzel, and mustard ice cream and get back to me. Ok, it tasted just like it was described, didn't it? Wild combos of flavors and ordinary, good, old stand-by flavors too. Great place for families.

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Thank TheBogotano
Aurora, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Be sure to stop here! All the ice creams are homemade and so good. They have lactose free and vegan choices. Love the building as well- very kid friendly. We will be back when in Asheville.

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Thank medvorak
Asheville, North Carolina
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Ice cream great, however I personally do not like tacky furnishings with worn out couches full of holes. I guess that is the look they want.

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Thank richard32655657
Jacksonville, Florida
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It's all homemade here and delicious no matter whether Dairy or Vegan Ice Cream or sorbet. Also offered are coffees and specialty deserts. I love their Vegan Ice Cream selections that use whatever you want as long as it contains Butterscotch, Homemade Hot Fudge, Caramel, Homemade Chocolate Syrup, Peanuts, Oreo, Banana, Coconut, Cherries, Pecans, Pineapple, Reese’s, Butterfinger, Marshmallows, Wet Walnuts,... More 

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Thank Cowboybuckaroo
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We saw the Hop on several food TV shows and on an episode of "Ride" and drove up from Knoxville to check it out. The rave reviews were well founded! The shop is super cute, with an amazing wall mural and local art. We sampled the ice cream and a smoothie, both of which were top notch. Well worth the... More 

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Thank Brent F
Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great icecream and loads of wild varieties of flavors. The hop i beleive is rated one of the top in the country. I have been many times with my wife. I like going to the new tasting room in a different location. But this location is so cool as there is lots of space to hang out and there is... More 

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Thank AshevilleArtTours
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were in Asheville a month ago and had to choose between The Hop and another highly-rated ice cream shop in town. Unfortunately, we chose the other shop and were very disappointed in their ice cream. This time, we made sure to stop at The Hop and were SO glad we did. I tried the sea salt olive oil and... More 

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Thank Andria K
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We visited The Hop on a Sunday night and it was completely empty. There were about 10-12 flavors and the gentleman at the counter even let us know about a few flavors they had in the back. I got a brownie (he even let me choose corner piece or center piece) with a scoop of salted caramel, a scoop of... More 

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Thank Ashley32905
Bluffton, South Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I met these folks at an arts festival and decided to try several flavors. I just can't believe how delicious this healthy alternative can be. I had the salted caramel. My boys had a berry flavored scoop. It's just delicious!

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Thank mcmahonjodie
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you like unusual ice cream flavors, this is the place for you. Myself, I am not the biggest ice cream fan, but I went with a large group. The staff was very helpful and gave us samples of everything we wanted to try. I ended up with a almond milk ice cream, They had multiple vegan varieties! That was... More 

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Thank Trish K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 10:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 10:00
Thursday
11:00 - 10:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?