Street café application process

Complete the application steps to open a street café in the city.

Before you apply

Read the street café guidance

Street cafe coffee shop

Before you apply, please read one of the following

Read these materials to help you understand the program requirements.

How to apply

Step 1

Submit the confirmation of eligibility checklist

Applicants must first submit online the proposed parklet or street cafe site: confirmation of eligibility checklist. You must submit this prior to submitting an application.

Fill out the confirmation of eligibility checklist

Step 2

We'll review your confirmation of eligibility

Once we've received your confirmation of eligibility, our staff will contact you within a few days.

City staff will review proposed sites for

  • Potential conflict with upcoming street projects
  • Traffic patterns
  • Street regulations
  • Roadway geometry
  • Operational considerations
Step 3

Apply for a street café license

After we confirm that we've approve your proposed site through confirmation of eligibility:

You're invited to apply for a street café license.

You'll work with business licensing during the licensing process.

Complete the street café license


Contact us

Amy Barnstorff 

Transportation Planner
Public Works



Craig Eliason

Street Cafe Program Manager
Community Planning & Economic Development



Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415