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Hot Stimulating Cafe

Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Ranked #10 of 83 Restaurants in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

extremely mediocre food, good location and cheating owner.That about summarises the place,The shop wasn't open before 11 am, we found it open only while returning from the zoo.It is really a small woodeen shanty with good views on a clear day.It is clean though.though we were the only customers, they took 30 mins to serve tea!! We had to photocopy... More

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Extremely medicore tourists, who don't even have the common sense to realize that in the month of June we have the heaviest rainfall. So, we usually open late. You talk of having tea only and how do you access the food? It was not really a photo copy machine but a printer of the laptop, we usually do the photo... More

UK
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203 reviews 203 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

How does a small roadside hut clinging to the side of a mountain slope get such a high rating on Tripadvisor? By serving the best momos in Darjeeling at dirt cheap prices. We walked to the zoo to discover it was closed (local holiday - for pandas as well as Nepalis) and decided a compensatory plate of momos was in... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Absolutely mouth watering Hakka egg noodles made to order and egg burgers and tea.unfortunately the momos were over when we landed...very helpful host ....don't go by the tin shack try the food its awesome with about 50 pix of bob Marley looking on.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were on our way to Happy Valley Tea Estate when decided for a stopover at this cute little café. What really fascinated me about this place was its location. Oh! How can I forget the wall with paper cuttings of Bob Marley? Anyway, as we sat and ordered for 3 cups of coffee, momos and fried noodles, the uncle... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Rambo at Hot Stimulating Café welcomed us in out of the cold, despite appearing closed, for a really good cup of tea, and some delicious momos - ready as quickly as he could cook them! Despite the Bob Marley posters he wasn't able to play any for us... but we were treated to a great soundtrack anyway :) Slightly grubby... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Nothing special about the food of this place, me and my friends stopped at this place when visiting the zoo, The only good thing is the views, but we get better food in other Cafe's in Darjeeling. We had momo and tea, but average quality, nothing special. This place is over hyped, only good for the views.

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Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We found this small café on our way to the zoo. It is located on the hill – café has a very nice view and very peaceful. I think the owner likes Bob Marley and his posters are everywhere in the café. We tried the Darjeeling tea & Momos (both steamed and fried). I have to say I’ve had better... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stopped by this cafe twice - on the way to the zoo, for tea, and on the way back, for tea and momos. The tea was great, very hot. The steamed vegetarian momos were better than the fried ones (we had both). The dipping sauce was VERY spicy-hot!! Be warned! As we were leaving, another guest party were getting... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

we entered this cafe by accident, while we were walking on the road (the one that goes to the Darjeeling zoo) and we entered to have cup of tea but then, we felt in love with the cafe and the kind hostess who sat down with us and told us the story of her life and how they started the... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

To be true, Its right above my house. Despite the fact that its Coffee is not really stimulating. I could readily vouch for the Lemon Tea, Momos and locally brewed alcohol served there named TONGBA. Must try. Also the owner is a charming man who will look to serving you till your last swallow/gulp. :)

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