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Hot Stimulating Cafe

Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (4 reviews)
“bob marley” (17 reviews)
“egg shells” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Tibetan, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This cafe is a really great place to sip tea, stare at still mountains, and feel the cool breeze of Darjeeling. I kept having ginger tea here because it felt so warm and cozy in the wintry weather of December. When you enter the cafe,...More

Thank Nirmal P
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The café is small and beautiful. It has an indoor sitting section and an outdoor one. The aunty is very genial like all the people in the hills. The Darjeeling tea is as usual, just fantastic.

Thank iamArnabPal
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We had a chance to trek with Mr Rumba who is also our trekking guide and owner of this cozy cafe. Our host is very kind to invite us to his cafe and we were served with the best tasting momo while sipping our afternoon...More

Thank boonkhi
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The place is very dirty and unhygienic. The foods are terrible in taste.one cannot expect a good meal.More

Thank avithechamp775522
KRumba2014, Owner at Hot Stimulating Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Week back but we were on strike as we were asking for a separate state of Gorkhaland. There was complete shutdown / closure of the Darjeeling hills, nothing moved for one hundred and four days. May be it has become a guinness book of world...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We had soup chow, momo and egg omelette. The omelette was excellent. Making the kitchen tiled and organised might help. Porch is good. Parking is limited.More

Thank Subhojit C
KRumba2014, Owner at Hot Stimulating Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Sir, thank you for your excellent review and free advice. I also have a free advice that inorder to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the hills the tourists should walk around. . This way there will be less traffic problem, less noise pollution and...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

First and foremost, do not take a taxi from the Darjeeling Mall (Mahakal Market) to the Zoo and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute - walk there instead. It isn't very far and the walk offers many wonderful cultural sites along the way. That is how I...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The owner, Rumba, is a Bob Marley fan, the walls of the café are covered with the musician’s photos and looks a lot like Carlos Santana. The cafe gets its share of mysticism thanks to the egg shells Rumba has hung on the trees to...More

Thank Pooja C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The café is known for its masala chai with ground cardamom, cinnamon, clove and black pepper. They also offer informal momo-making classes for a small fee.

Thank ShaileshPahuja
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I have visited this small joint on the way to the Zoo umpteen times , reviewed earlier also , now reviewing again as the joint has come up with a new look with an open balcony and an open kitchen.. I believe this joint may...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We visited darjeeling on april 16, and we have visited hot stimulating cafe, at 4.30. the hospitality was awesome and we were offered to have our tea in the roof. we have just enjoyed the sun set from the roof top and enjoyed the darjeeling...More

Thank Sankalpa S
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Ashit N
17 February 2017|
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Response from Sankalpa S | Reviewed this property |
its near about 4-5 kms
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Tibetan, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jawahar Road West | Richmond Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Darjeeling District  >  Darjeeling
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