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Hot Stimulating Cafe

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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Great Singalila Ridge Trek with Mr Rumba

We were droping in to Hot Stimulating Cafe every day during our stay in Darjeeling. The place is located on a hill and you can admire one of the best views in town with a cup of tea in chilled atmosphere. Mr Rumba, the place's owner, organises also trips around the area. We decided to make a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mikołaj R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were droping in to Hot Stimulating Cafe every day during our stay in Darjeeling. The place is located on a hill and you can admire one of the best views in town with a cup of tea in chilled atmosphere. Mr Rumba, the place's owner, organises also trips around the area. We decided to make a Singalila Ridge trek... More 

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1 Thank Mikołaj R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Darjeeling, chances are that you are on vacation. Otherwise you will probably be dining at a 4 or 5 star place that will serve you run-off-the-mill dishes in 10-15 minutes and charge you with a bucket load of money. This place is all about vacation .. Where you let go of expectations and limitations of time..... More 

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1 Thank Navin A
kolkata
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not so good as so much hype, i have visited thrice from 2005 to 2016, but this time i found the food quality deteriorated

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

Dear Moloyb, in eleven years time you just have learned one word detriorate. You are just JEALOUS. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though its a late review, this place was on my list when I visited Darjeeling last summer. I had heard about this place in Rocky & Mayur's show and I am happy to say that I wasn't disappointed. On our way back from the zoo we stopped here for a cuppa and a quick snack. We met Mr. Rumba and... More 

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Thank Sillys90
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We dropped in on our way back from the zoo...its a great place to relax with good music and wonderful views...we had almost everything on the menu which was well prepared with much care...loved the coffee especially...the children loved their soup and momos...will be back for more

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Thank Rupa B
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

One of the best place to have your coffee. The hut is small but is wonderful . the owner me. Rumba is a great guy. Please visit here. It a must

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

Dear sir, thank you & always look forward to your visit. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The cutest little hut with the best Momo's! My friend and I ended up staying for hours and learning how to cook Momo's from Rambo... Just a great afternoon! I'll definitely be cooking those Momo's at home - hopefully I can get them to taste as good. Thanks for a really cool afternoon Rambo.

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

Dear ladies, thank you so much for those five stars ..... More 

Nice, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Firstly, sorry this review is 6 months late! We have been travelling since our trek and have not had much time online. We did the 5 day 4 night Sandakphu to Phalut trek with Rumba from Hot Stimulating Cafe in December 2014. It was an amazing trek and Rumba had lots of knowledge about the local area. The views along... More 

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

Dear sir , it was great to have met you & hope we will meet someday again ! More 

Gangtok, India
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Thank Jyoti C
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 via mobile

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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Thank oddends
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 

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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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