If there is a grand dame of Brisbane Dessert Cafes, its Freestyle Tout. It's a lovely mystical place where everything is inside out and back to front and where desserts are mains. Some foodies have fond memories of the original cafe in Rosalie but with the passage of time this disappeared and in its place two establishments rose, one at the Valley Emporium and another at West End. Each location offers a fabulous function room and an artistic and diverse menu which includes a lactose intolerant, gluten free offering.
The dessert pictured is the Summer Fruit Crumble which is served with a jug of vanilla custard, berry compote and vanilla bean ice cream. This is one of my favourites, alongside their Passionfruit Tart (pictured below). The line is often out the door, but the wait is well worth it, but be prepared to share or only consume a light dinner.
Rich Chocolate Mousse served in a white and dark chocolate cone, served with berries and vanilla bean icecream.
The final photograph is their Chilli Salt Calamari served on mixed leaves, capsicum, coriander and onions with a chilli dressing. See they don't just do divine desserts, they also make lovely savoury dishes too.
Address: 50/1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
Open: Monday, Sunday 10am-10:30pm. Tuesday-Thursday 10am-11pm. Friday-Saturday 10am-11:30pm.
Phone: (07) 3252 0214
Price: Entree: From $8.90. Main: $16.00 - $26.90. Dessert: $15.90