Shameless self-promotion (I made this one): https://wordpress.org/themes/artist-lite
This is a nice, clean, free theme for restaurants: http://wptavern.com/auberge-a-beautiful-free-restaurant-theme-for-wordpress
Another Automattic theme: http://wptavern.com/harmonic-a-bold-free-wordpress-theme-for-artists-and-bloggers
Love their work.
Yet another Automattic theme, really love this one: https://theme.wordpress.com/themes/hew/
Think I’m going to fire this one up on my personal blog.
That’s a nice one for sure.
Just came across this one, it’s also an Automattic theme.
Always a fan of Anders Norén’s work. This one was just approved to the W.org directory. http://wptavern.com/lovecraft-new-free-wordpress-theme-combines-prominent-imagery-with-strong-serif-fonts
A couple new ones:
https://wordpress.org/themes/adler/ by PixelGrade
Very writer-y and photography oriented.
https://wordpress.org/themes/colinear/ (refresh of older Coraline theme)
Both by Automattic.
Agreed! Just to follow up, pretty much everything from Elmastudio is a minimalist masterpiece.
Another great one discovered on WP Tavern: http://wptavern.com/reyl-lite-a-free-ultra-minimalist-wordpress-theme
Really like the look of this one. Also a cool hamburger menu. http://wptavern.com/briar-a-free-minimalist-wordpress-theme-based-on-bootstrap