6 Union Street South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
|Opening hours||Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm; Sat 8am-4pm|
|Features||Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options|
|Prices||Cheap (mains under $20)|
|Payments||eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard|
|Phone||03 9696 4396|
Freestyle is one of those warm little cafes where the owner is in the kitchen freestylin’ with the lunch menu. It changes daily and dishes are stocked in a glass display case: maybe bolognese pie with a flaky, buttery crust; or pumpkin and haloumi fritters with a side of pear and walnut coleslaw. There’s also a small choice of sandwiches, tarts and pastries. A short brunchy menu includes bircher with passionfruit curd, and a super-cheesy and big-enough-for-two Welsh rarebit. Cool, calm and eclectic, this friendly laneway cafe is great for a solo pitstop at the communal table or long courtyard lunches with pals.