In the early 2000s, Tim Ni wasn’t the health-loving hippie you see today. He was overweight and stressed when he threw in his sales job and bought a cafe inside a Richmond gym. After seven years serving and eating the food that trainers and nutritionists wanted, he was transformed into the accidental nutrition expert Frankston now happily claims as its own.

Nutrition 6 (founded in 2015) was one of Frankston’s first healthy cafes. Customers will often either ask where the sandwiches are, or for low-carb, paleo or gluten-free options. Ni is happy to explain to them that the best nutrition lies somewhere between the two extremes. Everything he serves is low sugar and contains quality protein and carbs.

The protein yoghurt with cacao nibs and a tiny drizzle of chocolate sauce is the go-to breakfast for local yoga mums. On weekends, it’s hard to get a table for the protein pancakes or black-rice porridge with seasonal fruit. If you can’t wait, everything from smoothie bowls to avocado toast is available to take away.

Coffee is from DC coffee in Preston and the cafe also stocks Remedy Kombucha.

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Updated: September 13th, 2017

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