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Hwy 42 Cafe Ice Cream

Welcome to Hwy 42 Cafe & Hershey’s Ice Cream
Clayton's Most Loved Cafe & Ice Cream Shop

At Hwy 42 Cafe & Hershey’s Ice Cream, we pride ourselves in serving fresh ice cream, breakfast, coffee, and sandwiches to our customers. We enjoy serving the Clayton area and getting involved in the local community. We only use the highest quality ingredients in everything that we offer. When you come visit us, you’ll find that we have a wide selection of flavors and options.

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or you’re just in the mood for a yummy treat, let Hwy 42 Cafe & Hershey’s Ice Cream serve you.
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Our Specialties
Scoops, Sandwiches, Beverages, and MORE! 


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You Can Taste the Difference
What Makes Hwy 42 Cafe & Hershey’s Ice Cream So Special?

The Finest Ingredients
We don't skimp on quality. We use only the highest quality ingredients in all of our products.

Prepared in Small Batches
We make our ice cream in small batches to keep everything fresh. You’ll taste the difference.

Unique & Exciting Flavors
Some ice cream shops might have the same flavors as everyone else. However, you’ll find a wide variety of novel flavors here.

Family-Owned & Operated
We are Clayton locals who have put our heart and soul into our ice cream shop. You’ll receive a level of service and personal touch that you won’t find at the large chains.
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Come Visit Us Today!


36 Flowers Crossroads Way
Clayton, NC 27527


Monday - Saturday : 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday : 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Our delicious ice cream is the perfect ending to any special occasion. 
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Customer Reviews
What People are Saying about Hwy 42 Cafe & Hershey’s Ice Cream


“Hwy 42 Cafe & Hershey’s Ice Cream is by far the best ice cream shop near Clayton! My family and I love coming here whether we are celebrating a birthday or just in the mood for a sweet treat.”

- Alex B.

“I’m a self-proclaimed ice cream connoisseur, and I have not found a better privately-owned ice cream shop anywhere. If you’re in the mood for some ice cream, you need to come to Hwy 42 Cafe & Hershey’s Ice Cream!”

- Robin M.

“I needed an ice cream cake for my son’s upcoming birthday, and Hwy 42 Cafe & Hershey’s Ice Cream truly over delivered. I received excellent service and the ice cream cake was beautiful and delicious!”

- Lucia G.

“I totally love the shakes and sundaes at Hwy 42 Cafe & Hershey’s Ice Cream! They also have wonderful flavors served by a great staff. I will not go anywhere else.”

- Laura W.

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