Discover North Gosford's florist and espresso bar
Have it Franks Way, have you covered. Located within the grounds of Gosford Private Hospital, this cosy, family-owned one-stop-shop has been created on the ethos of looking after one another.
Whether you’re looking for an espresso on the go, a stacked toastie, their famous loaded croissants, or gift and flowers, Have It Franks Way has bloomed in the hospital precinct.
Owners Katherine and Holly have a combined 19 years of hospitality experience, yet both were affected by industry shutdowns during COVID so sought a way to create something of their own.
With the idea of using Katherine’s floristry in the mix they were driven to bring something to the nurses that were both convenient and affordable, but also provided a community environment that we had all yearned for during the pandemic.
“We couldn’t be more grateful for how it took off, for the support, and to be part of the small business community,” says Katherine.
The combination of cafe culture with flowers and gifts has made Have It Franks Way a destination shopfront providing connection and respite for those in the hospital and serving the needs of visitors. Flowers can be conveniently delivered within the precinct for free (and delivered to surrounding areas). However, it’s the unique menu that has brought customers in from far outside the hospital.
“I thought we’d be known for flowers, but it became apparent that toasties were our thing once people started traveling from Newcastle and Sydney for them. We also do a loaded croissant which was Holly’s desire to offer something different and not seen elsewhere.”
The Instagramable (and indulgent!) loaded croissant is a Japanese street food made using a fish-shaped machine that locks fillings such as Nutella or spinach and feta into a house-made croissant. Affectionately known as the fish by customers, it has become a unique part of Frank’s menu.
“We want to be known for an amazing sandwich, amazing service, and a great experience that makes you want to come back. Pull up a stool at the bar and sit and have a chat, we love it.”
The menu also features baked goods sourced from Kings Bakery in Umina, and toasties such as the most popular Reuben and Meatball.
Katherine and Holly decided to excel in their sandwiches after local figure Kyla from Cakes by Kyla shared how much her husband loves them which drew people in wanting to try them.
“We’ve had such great support from other local business owners, it’s such a great community, and we all get behind each other.”
Have It Franks Way is a lovely shop to gather, have a laugh, and a tasty feed, and leave just a little bit brighter than when you arrived.
The iconic Frank Sinatra is behind the name, as music that Katherine and Holly bonded over when they first met, and we think if Franks Way is one of the most delicious toasties and croissants on the coast then yes, we’ll have it!