Toné Cafe is home to a traditional circular clay oven, where they bake the breads that form the basis of popular Georgian items like khachapuri, the cheese-filled, egg-topped bread boat that seems to be everywhere these days. Toné has both a to-go bakery and a sit-down cafe with a nice outdoor seating area that’s both a pleasant alternative to the noisier restaurants under the train tracks and a great place to linger at the end of a beach day. Get an order of khinakli, an oversized soup dumpling that you eat with your hands, liberally seasoned with pepper. If you’re fighting a hangover or are just looking to feel rejuvenated after this brain-melting year, a bowl of khashi soup is in order - the broth is mild, comes with a heaping pile of minced garlic, and can be enriched with milk to make it extra soothing. Toné also has a strong wine list, including a wide variety of amber and skin-contact wines. If nonalcoholic beverages are more your speed, try a bottle of neon green tarragon soda.
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