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Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
Today
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Bob Marley , Coffee with holy smoke @ Darjeeling

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Abhirup_Trekker
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Sipping Strong coffee listening to 80's rock music with Gold flake cigarette..nothing can compare to it..Nice cozy Cafe attached with balcony with good view.

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

Sir,thank you ! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had a nice visit. The ambiance is chill and cozy, a nice place for a cup of coffee and a book or hanging out with friends. The prices were great, too, very affordable. The staff was really nice. As for the food, we were both really confused as to why people raved about the mo mos; they were hands... More 

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

Dear G, Thank you for your super bland review. 1.We all have different taste. 2.You can not make people to go for your kind of taste. 3.Otherwise, this world would have been different. 4.You must look in broader prospect. 5.If you want us to look your way... 6.We will miss the beauty of it ! More 

Augsburg, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This little cafe is on the same road you take if you want to go to the zoo. It´s a nice walk from the Chowrasta Square. I really liked the view you have from here. The momos are really delicous. I had the feeling this spot is quite famous for - all the locals who have been there had the... More 

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

Thank you for being a reviewer of the TripAdvisor. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited (rather I would say DISCOVERED !!) 'Hot Stimulating Cafe' on 22nd Dec 2014. This restaurant was indeed in our 'must visit' list for food as we read many very good reviews on this small restaurant from multiple travel sites. As I wrote, we would actually call finding this restaurant as a discovery to us as were searching for... More 

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

Thank you ! More 

Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This place is nice, good views and convenient spot on the hill... but... The first time we ate here, we we shared the place with only one other couple, we were told momos were finished, along with anything else we tried to order apart from the aloo paratha, so we ordered two of those. We sat and waited almost an... More 

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

hello! thank you. sometimes things need to be start from a scratch. More 

KOLKATA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Almost half way between the Governor's Place and the Zoo. The coffee/ tea might feel more refreshing if you sip it on your way up rather than down. The atmosphere, with the music, Marley posters and views of Darjeeling, is quite charming. The coffee was good and so was the burger (egg). No meat by the way. The place has... More 

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Madrid
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a very special place in Darjeeling. You shouldn't miss it. Ruma and Lily are charming and serve very nice food. I did a Trek through the mountains of Singalila N.P. with Rumba as a guide. It was a great experience!! This guy is one of the oldest guide in Darjeeling and everything was very well organized. I you... More 

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Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Like most other places we ate in during our Darjeeling trip, we chanced upon this through sheer luck. The name attracted us and we walked inside to some stunning views of the valley and Darjeeling town. The place is small, somewhat like a shack, but extremely clean and hygienic. The food was what left us extremely surprised. The momos were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Loved it in this little cafe. I stumbled upon itby chance on my way to the zoo. I had chai in the way there which was delicious and a decent glass full non of this thimble size nonsense. I stopped again in my way back for momo which were fresh hot & delicious. The owner is a wonderful smily guy... 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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