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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
Good for:
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 9
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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
Its Hot Stimulating Cafe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Abbey2909
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
53 reviews 53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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