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Hot Stimulating Cafe

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Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
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  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“masala tea” (5 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Tibetan, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We had soup chow, momo and egg omelette. The omelette was excellent. Making the kitchen tiled and organised might help. Porch is good. Parking is limited.More

Thank Subhojit C
KRumba2014, Owner at Hot Stimulating Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Sir, thank you for your excellent review and free advice. I also have a free advice that inorder to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the hills the tourists should walk around. . This way there will be less traffic problem, less noise pollution and...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

First and foremost, do not take a taxi from the Darjeeling Mall (Mahakal Market) to the Zoo and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute - walk there instead. It isn't very far and the walk offers many wonderful cultural sites along the way. That is how I...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The owner, Rumba, is a Bob Marley fan, the walls of the café are covered with the musician’s photos and looks a lot like Carlos Santana. The cafe gets its share of mysticism thanks to the egg shells Rumba has hung on the trees to...More

Thank Pooja C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The café is known for its masala chai with ground cardamom, cinnamon, clove and black pepper. They also offer informal momo-making classes for a small fee.

Thank ShaileshPahuja
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I have visited this small joint on the way to the Zoo umpteen times , reviewed earlier also , now reviewing again as the joint has come up with a new look with an open balcony and an open kitchen.. I believe this joint may...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We visited darjeeling on april 16, and we have visited hot stimulating cafe, at 4.30. the hospitality was awesome and we were offered to have our tea in the roof. we have just enjoyed the sun set from the roof top and enjoyed the darjeeling...More

Thank Sankalpa S
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Besides the hot and amazing momos, the owner of the cafe Mr. Rumba who is having very good exposure of the places around and he took us to the places which was my dream to visit and I must assure that the trek was more...More

KRumba2014, Owner at Hot Stimulating Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Dear Baskar, it was great to have met you all. Thank you for your thoughtful review for it means so much. Looking forward to do other treks in future but you have that fantastic vision of photography. So, like to see other photos as well....More

Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome Staff, lovely handmade food, the traditional Sherpa drink and what a view!! really enjoyed the time here that much! Send you much love guys

Thank Marius L
Reviewed 2 February 2017

very nice small cafe with refreshing view of darjeeling town and hills. behaviour of the lady was nice. and the coffee they served was really refreshing and good. though i didnt tasted the other foods there but the ambiance attracted me. :-)

Thank Aparajita R
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Hot Stimulating Cafe is not a place you'd probably walk to just to visit as it's a long walk out of town, but it's about 5 minutes from the zoo and a welcome break on the way. I was a bit disappointed to see that...More

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Ashit N
17 February 2017|
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Response from Sankalpa S | Reviewed this property |
its near about 4-5 kms
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Tibetan, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Darjeeling District  >  Darjeeling
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