Before you begin
Look at our information about:
Sidewalk cafes must:
- Have insurance
- Follow State and City regulations:
- Record some employee illnesses:
You are responsible for food safety. This includes control of food from preparation to serving customers.
See City and State food safety resources:
We have all the information you need to design and build your sidewalk cafe.
Sidewalk cafes in Minneapolis must be licensed. Get a license application from Minneapolis Business Licenses.
Submit your application
If you have questions, contact:
Your food handling methods determine how often the City will inspect your business.
The information on this page should serve as a guideline only.