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Hot Stimulating Cafe

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Cafe, Tibetan, Nepalese
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Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00
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473 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
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 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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.

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Thank Prabigya B
Hyderabad, India
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

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2 Thank iampvr
Siliguri, India
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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

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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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371 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Amazing place and awesome cheap food makes it a must visit when you come to the beautiful town of Darjeeling. And what makes it more awesome is the ambience and the music they play. Tea, momo , Bob Marley , John Lenon and an awesome view , What more does a traveler needs. The host was a very polite lady... More 

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Thank 247siddharthar
KRumba2014, Owner at Hot Stimulating Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you, thank you for being a part of us ! More 

Port Townsend, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Every once in a while you run across a little funky cafe right out of the '50's with food that will blow your sox off! Such is the Hot Stimulating Cafe in Darjeeling, out on Jawahar Road West past the Hotel Mayfair. With Bob Marley and Clint Eastwood posters gazing down on the action, Lily and Rumba turn out the... More 

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

Dear Sir /Ma'm, nothing matters in this world when we meet people like you sir & ma'm . The moments that we shared, we will always cherish in our mind. Thank you once again. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I am a frequent traveler to Darjeeling and walking from Chowrasta to PNZoo is my regular routine.. While coming back , I make it a point to drop in in this Cafe... Pros: 1) A small joint with a good view of the town..Very cozy atmosphere where you would like to spend some quality time chatting with your friend or... More 

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

Dear Jaideep, thank you for coming time & again , especially to our café. Sorry for removing the pics of Bob & of the other musicians. We have had to put up the new posters of the Hot Stimulating Treks & Tours to cater for the adventure activities of the tourists . More 

New Delhi, India
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Small and very local cafe on the edge of town, offering great chai, and conversation about the area and politics. You could spend a lot worse afternoon than talking poilitics and history with the much travelled, and rebellious owner.

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

Dear Sir, we are all rebellious some where down the line. Thank you for those stars ! 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
Cuisine
Cafe, Tibetan, Nepalese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 19:00
Thursday
08:00 - 19:00
Friday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?