Sidewalk Cafes in Victoria

Sidewalk café permits allow businesses to expand their restaurant or café to provide outdoor seating into some public spaces including sidewalks. There are currently more than 90 sidewalk cafes in Victoria.

In an effort to encourage more vibrancy in our neighbourhoods and also ensure that public spaces remain accessible and safe for people passing by, customer service improvements are being introduced, including new design guidelines to assist businesses interested in setting up a sidewalk café.

Whether you are an existing sidewalk cafe licence holder, a business considering applying for a sidewalk cafe licence, or interested in sharing your thoughts on sidewalk cafes, we want to hear from you prior to finalizing the bylaw and guidelines.