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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” (145 reviews)
“sundae” (10 reviews)
“banana split” (3 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
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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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My husband had been wanting to go get ice cream here, so I tagged along. The offerings were very unique. I am a fan of hot and spicy and they had one that I was going to try. The employee mentioned that it was very...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

On a hot summers day, googling "ice cream near me" brought us to The Hop. Our server was wonderfully chipper and patient with us as we tried to sort through all the offerings and toppings. I ended up with a brownie (locally made) sundae with...More

Thank Brivy
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Some of the craziest ice cream flavors you will have heard off. Hard to choose. They are all so good. But experiment.... Don't take your usual flavor. Let them surprise you.

Thank MIAmamamia
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Hop is an Asheville institution, known for its delicious homemade ice cream. I think they can go overboard with “healthy choices,” but the flavors they make incorporating such ingredients as kale or beets are primarily experiments, and few of those make it into the...More

Thank KenCookie
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

After reading an article about The Hop in the Huffington Post I was expecting more. Big shop...but not busy. We shared two scoops of salted caramel crafted on site. It was good...l mean how many scoops of ice cream are bad. The attendant was very...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

What a fun little ice cream shop. This wasn't our original choice but after circling for parking in bad weather we wandered to the outskirts of town and gave The Hop a try. It did not disappoint as we were happily surprised by the fun...More

Thank Jeff H
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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
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Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso. Birthday Cakes and Parties. Locally owned.
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