Franklin Café
November 5, 2023
Apalachicola, Florida
Job Type
Hourly Wage: $8.65/ hour 



Become a part of New Old Florida in Apalachicola - the coolest place to stay, drink and eat on the Panhandle. 

Work where you matter: Our team needs you!

In the heart of Apalachicola, the Franklin Café stands as a beacon of old-world charm fused with contemporary sophistication. Since its doors swung open in 1907, it has cemented its reputation as a dining icon and a celebrated local watering hole. Frequented by guests and locals, Franklin Café promises an array of craft cocktails, exquisite local brews, and an enticing menu.

Situated within the freshly revamped walls of The Gibson Inn, a 45-room boutique hotel, each guest room is handcrafted and unique, with that level of care and detail carried through everything we offer. The true essence of Franklin Café, however, lies in our people. Our team consistently delivers unmatched hospitality characterized by warmth, friendliness, and an unwavering drive to exceed expectations. This commitment not only ensures our guests leave with incredible memories but also fosters an excellent work environment for our staff.

If you’re a local, apply today to be part of a legacy that spans over a century.


People are at the heart and soul of our friendly establishment. That’s why we’re looking for an organized, positive, and hard-working individual to be our Busser.

In this role, our team will rely on you to maintain clean, well-set tables, providing a welcoming environment for every patron - support the service staff as you go.

On a typical shift, you may start by setting up the dining area - making sure tables are clean and tidy for our guests. During service, you'll be busy clearing dishes, wiping down tables, and helping to keep the café looking its best.

Your people skills will shine as you interact with folks from all walks of life, including our locals and visitors from across the globe. This is a fast-paced job, but you'll have the support of the whole café team.

As the café's pace slows and picks up depending on the time and the day, you'll adapt quickly, ensuring every guest leaves looking forward to their next visit. By the end of your shift, you'll have played an important role in ensuring our guests enjoy their time in our historic café and have the satisfaction of knowing you're part of what makes this place so special.


  • Swiftly clear and reset tables after guests depart to maintain a clean and inviting dining environment.
  • Assist with maintaining cleanliness and organization of the dining room, including floors, windows, and table settings.
  • Provide support to the service staff by refilling water and beverages, stocking service stations, and aiding with the delivery of food and craft cocktails when needed.
  • Engage with guests in a courteous and friendly manner, enhancing their experience in our historic café.
  • Uphold our high standards of hygiene and cleanliness
  • Collaborate with the kitchen and bar staff to ensure a seamless service, particularly during peak hours


  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to anticipate where you can pitch in without being asked.
  • Able to work well under pressure, especially during busy hours, while maintaining a positive and professional attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of interacting warmly with guests and working effectively with team members.
  • Physical stamina and mobility to perform various tasks like lifting, carrying, and moving through the dining and kitchen areas swiftly.
  • Willingness to learn about our menu of craft cocktails, brews, and menu items to assist guests and support service staff effectively.
  • Commitment to hygiene and safety protocols
  • Experience in a fast-paced restaurant or café environment is a bonus but not required.


Hourly Wage: $8.65/ hour


  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts, such as HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Exclusive employee perks across the White Sands Hospitality family of brands Schedule: Must have the flexibility to work all shifts, including weekends.

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