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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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Lincoln City, Oregon
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106 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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. We especially enjoyed their covered outdoor sitting area where we enjoyed our ice creams while... More 

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Thank oregoncoasters
Parkton, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Mark C
Zimmerman, Minnesota
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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! The vegan choices were made from almond milk, sunflower milk, hemp milk...this just made my... More 

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Thank Jen M
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 way to have a vegan combination of donuts and ice cream. With only a couple... More 

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Thank Bruce S
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank CA H
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Ellen S
North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Pugmark77
Weaverville, North Carolina
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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.

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Thank Torchboy
Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is where we go for great ice cream but the best thing about the Hop is their hot fudge topping. They make it themselves and it is the real deal like you would make at home if you only had time. Forget all the other toppings, just get the hot fudge. yum!! My kids also love the milkshakes and... More 

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Thank AngieAVLNC
Pratt, Kansas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Okay, I give the employees a 5+, they were very nice, eager to please and allowed us to sample multiple flavors. I read the reviews and saw the national attention the shop received, so personally I was disappointed. I thought it was okay, but not over the top, therefore that is the reason I give it 3 stars. They provided... More 

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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
USD 2 - USD 6
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?