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Hot Stimulating Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Tibetan, Nepalese
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Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
08:00 - 19:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 tea. tge view and the behaviour was just amazing

Thank Sankalpa S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 than worth for your money. We had a 5 days Trek around Sandakphu, Phalut where... More 

KRumba2014, Owner at Hot Stimulating Cafe, responded to this review

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. Wish you guys all the best in your endeavours. Rumba. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 it had been extended with an outdoor terrace on the back and the main building... More 

Thank Koshkha
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Great location, a quiet little walk from Chowrasta, en route to the Zoo, great teas and food. This cafe always has good music on.

Thank Prabigya B
Hyderabad, India
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We read some rave reviews about this place on TripAdvisor and desperately wanted to check out this place. However this place was closed for renovation. We met the owner and when we asked if they were still open and served anything, we were told they served limited dishes - coffee, hot chocolate, pan cakes and omlettes. We ordered hot chocolate... More 

2 Thank iampvr
Siliguri, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

The cafe is awesome.This is situated in the mall road.The masala tea is awesome.The chung(Hot bear made from millete)is famous in this place.Other foods like momo,thukpa, and others are also good.

Thank airiddha
KRumba2014, Owner at Hot Stimulating Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you for your awesome review for people are not genuine these days. Looking forward to your visit again not to this cafe only but to the Queen of the hills Darjeeling. More 

Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Rumba bhaiya is a great guy and his momos are great to taste. The best place to rest your legs if you are walking to the zoo from the Mall

1 Thank PoonamAgarwal_Techie
KRumba2014, Owner at Hot Stimulating Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Poonam, thank you for calling me your brother for it means so much . Thank you for your stars. More 

Kurseong, India, Asia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

It's a relatively cheap place to hangout in with old bob marley songs in the background. Their snack such as momos are great.the hostess is great. Service with a xmile is what you get over here.

Thank Anshumanafsa
KRumba2014, Owner at Hot Stimulating Cafe, responded to this review

Dear sir, Relatively nothing is cheap, it's your state of mind . To tell you the truth old is gold i e. old seasoned wine is better, old shoes are more comfortable for i can give you numerous examples. Still, you talk about old songs they are the comfort of our life ! By the way, why have you a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Tibetan, Nepalese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?