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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, Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • 48
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
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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
Hills and Cafe

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Sushma_KS
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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 

Mumbai
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I had to visit this place after reading all the reviews. This is a tiny place more like a roadside teastall. We ordered momos (only veg were available).The wait was for 10 mins but was enjoyable with the excellent music (pink Floyd) and the lovely view from the terrace. The momos were bland with only cabbage as filling but tasty... More 

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

Sir, it's wonderful people like you who makes the world go around... More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I was hungry while walking to zoo then i go to this cafe It was very nice i like eating soup noodles it is not like All wai wai bit the soupwas very nice withcarrot and little Bit spicy i wish i should go there again

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

It's so thoughtful of you ! Thank you. More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hot Stimulating Café is indeed stimulating. A tiny roadside eatery ,may be with 8 tables and benches and Bob Marley coming alive on left wall of this establishment , a huge collage of his various moods of course in sync with his best collections to hear. A very homely atmosphere where you will likely to sit for hours with coffee... More 

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

Hello,you guys were colourfull in your own way ! Thank you. More 

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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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