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“A quaint lodge”

Hot Stimulating Cafe
Ranked #12 of 114 Restaurants in Darjeeling
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A quaint lodge”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

This is the ideal place after a long walk. Straight from mall road towards the temple and you will find this place half way to the zoo. The lady here was very sweet and a great conversationalist. Don't miss the egg shells on the trees and the huge Bob Marley collection and beatles music.

Visited June 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
1 review
“Awesome!”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

This place is awesome! I love it! I went there everyday that I was in Darjeeling after I found it. The service is great, the atmosphere is great. The owners are extremely friendly and fun. One of my favourite restaurants in the whole world! Try the veg momos and the beer! They have their own hot millet beer where they have the ingredients in a big mug and they pour hotwater onto it right there.

  • Visited April 2012
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Kathmandu, Nepal
2 reviews
“Darjeeling Attractions: Mountaineering Institute, Tiger Hill, Zoo, Hot Stimulation...”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

Hot Stimulating Cafe was our pit-stop on the long walk back from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Darjeeling Zoo. Rumba, the proprietor, is super-friendly and extremely articulate (if any part of Darjeeling history, culture, geography, or politics is confusing you, he can straighten things out; not to mention the usual questions: ATMs, currency exchange, sites, etc.). Try his veggie momos, both steamed and fried: no regrets.

The view rocks, the egg tree is an unexpected plus, and be sure to sign his guestbook before leaving (take a look at the older ones he keeps, too: they're fascinating). Great taste in music.

Don't leave Darjeeling without stopping by.

  • Visited March 2012
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Rothesay, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great and unique”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

This spot was a real treat. Just so different from everywhere else in Darjeeling. Had momos, tea, and listened to some Western music. A nice surprise for sure.

Visited December 2011
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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“passed the best times already”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

suggested by lonely planet and on our way to the zoo we tried and were only half satisfied. friendly guy and the momos were nice, even if not the best i tried. but as a place special for momos i expected more. evrything was old and misty, as is india in general and it looked as time stopped since the review in lonely planet. nice balkony to sit outside but nothing more than average.

Visited November 2011
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