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Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • 49
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  • 27
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  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
MUSIC...FOOD...LOVE

The right kind of music with the right food at a local shack...what more can one ask for in the misty weather of a long walk around the Darjeeling Mall...

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Jyoti C
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Gangtok, India
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  • Local cuisine
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Gangtok, India
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The right kind of music with the right food at a local shack...what more can one ask for in the misty weather of a long walk around the Darjeeling Mall...

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

hello,thank you for your pleasent review! More 

Delhi
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I wouldn't go there specially for the food but if I'm passing by I would definitely take a break with some hot lemon tea. It's a nice place to sit and gather your thoughts. On one occasion I did have alu dum with rice. It was delicious. Just one thing, really, the music is too loud.

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

Sir, how could you gather so much thought where there is loud music... Anyway we don't run a library. Tell us when u come again. We always welcome our guests... thank you. More 

New Delhi, India
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Food is good, location is priceless cause there is hardly any casual eatery along that path heading towards the zoo. Music will be loud so people not greatly fond of loud music be warned. I insisted for the music to be brought down a notch but it was soon brought up by the time I was done with my lemon... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What better way to start your day than sitting idle sipping coffee and getting lost in the view outside your window which gets misty with the steaming momos served :) While it is nestled as a intimate place along the road to Zoo (from Chowrasta), it is also a great place to relax.

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

Dear madam, it's really true the cool cool hills stands tall to welcome everyone. Yes,you just have to appreciate ! Thank you. More 

Punakaiki, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Rumba is a character ,plays great music and serves the best Masala Tea in town and the mo mos were excellent too.Visited a second time and his lovely wife served us the same delicious drink and food.Please visit and enjoy this little place,it's worth it!

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

Dear dear, we are highly delighted to have you all in our cafe for no one can share the feelings like we did as a family ! More 

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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Its a small place near the zoo and I see it has a tripadvisor certificate of excellence. Fine so I thought this place would be good and I rarely even write bad reviews but this place had it. Was walking that way so went in for a quick meal. Nothing was available. They told me to come in the afternoons.... More 

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

Dear sir, nothing happens quickly, only the allmighty God can do it in an instant like the stormy bad weather we have had ,which caused a lot of damage. we take time but give the best and plz have big a big heart for we serve Tea and Hot choclate in glasses and Coffee in cups and saucers. thank you... More 

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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem on our way to the zoo. Intrigued by the Bob Marley poster and plenty of other music paraphernalia, we stepped inside. The quaint, but cozy interior gives you a calm place to relax with beautiful views of the mountains. We ordered veg momos, which were quite tasty and made even better with the great conversation... More 

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

Hello sir, thank you so much for your magical review for a small place like ours. We welcome your visit again. More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The cafe is on the way to HMI/Zoo if we walk from mall road (Governor's house). It is just below Shrubbery Nightingale Park. You will notice it without a doubt. This is a humble place run by a couple who are very helpful and welcoming. Uncle is know by name ' Rumba da'. Please have less expectation with the variety... More 

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

Hi ! thank you for falling in love with the place. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I went to Darjeeling with my friends in February, and stumbled on this small cafe while taking a walk to the HMI. Among all the eateries and cafes we explored in the region, this was our favourite. For the remaining days of our stay, we made it a point to visit this wonderful cafe at least once everyday. Spent hours... More 

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

Hello,look forward to your visit but be more proffesional with your camera... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Best place to enjoy your cuppa overlooking the valley while Bob Marley playing in the background. The owner is an awesome guy who will never feel you unwanted even if you spend a whole morning just sipping the brew!

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

hi ! the beautiful valleys,the people & the bob marley songs always welcomes everyone ... More 

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Address: Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Darjeeling
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Darjeeling

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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