Come celebrate all things Porsche and kick off the Grand Prix week

Sunday the 9th of March 2025, 8am – 10:30 am

South Melbourne Porsche & Coffee meet!









7:00 – 8:00 amDisplay cars, bump in from 7am
8:00 -10:30 amSpectators from 8am
8:00 -10:30 amEnjoy the local coffee & food offerings from our local traders & Music in the library forecourt
10:30 am   Official exhibition ends, welcome to hang and enjoy the local offerings
10:30 am +Stay and play! Wander Clarendon & Coventry Sts and visit the Library.
8:00am – 3:00pm

Racing Car Simulator station for teenagers +

Craft activities for younger children

10:00amMusic in the Library forecourt
10:00am – 3:00pmGaming Console activities
1:00pm – 3:00pmLEGO Activities featuring a special Racing Track


South Melbourne Porsche & Coffee

South Melbourne, is kicking off the Grand Prix celebrations the weekend before the main event, with a “South Melbourne, Porsche & coffee” meet, where like minded Porsche enthusiasts can catchup in a relaxed Sunday atmosphere to show off their vehicles to visitors, the community, family and friends. Where all can enjoy the car scene over a coffee with many stunning vehicles to view on the day.

In 1951, over 70 years ago,  South Melbourne Town Hall hosted a cocktail launch event for the very first two Porsches (356’s) brought into Australia, by Norman Hamilton. So, what better place to have a Porsche cars and coffee event to kick of Grand Prix week.

Clarendon Street is the gateway from the CBD to the Grand Prix and is perfectly positioned to become a main celebratory route for visitors attending the Grand Prix. What better way to applaud this, than an affiliation with one of the most preeminent sports car companies racing in the Grand Prix with the Porsche Carrera Cup race series.

On Display on the day with special thanks to the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC)  will be, The Formula 1® Demonstration car & special thanks to Porsche Cars Melbourne (PCM), will be a 356 Quad Cam, 911 Carrera GTS and Taycan GTS.





Creating a cross road of cars on show

Exhibition Parking, marked in yellow centralised between:-

  • Clarendon St, between Park & Dorcas Streets, and
  • Bank Street, between Palmer & Perrins Streets.


Public Parking, in surrounding streets marked in orange, as per signage

IMPT, roads closed to traffic. Run for Kids Event also on this day, so please enter Clarendon St, from Park St.

GPS address: Cnr Clarendon St & Park St

If you are keen to participate and exhibit your car, please register your interest to attend.

We are keen can to get an indication on number of vehicles, model types and other relevant details.

Note, there will be photography and cinematography of the event, which will be used for future PR and social media purposes.


Support our Local Traders, serving coffee, beverages and other delights

Looking forward to our local businesses and community, visitors to the area and car enthusiasts to drop in and enjoy this special event!
Mitchell McAbe, 304 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

Dessertopia by 196Below

342 Clarendon St

A one of a kind, one stop bar where all dessert dreams come to play together.  Visit to enjoy an immersive and delicious experience! Featuring nitrogen ice cream and desserts, bringing the happiness of awe and fun when you step in. Serving coffee & beverages together with creative desserts.


The South Melbourne Bakery

356 Clarendon St

Come and enjoy a cuppa and the fresh bakes at The South Melbourne Bakery, “Born & Bread”. Filled every day, sold out every day. Daily fresh pastries, croissants, tarts, cheesecakes, scones, muffins, assorted filled rolls and ofcourse – freshly baked bread!!


Cafe Linn

206 Bank St

Quirky cafe with vintage decor and bright artwork, for hearty meals crafted from local produce.   A large variety of desserts that you can pair up with your go to coffee, 15 gözleme options including vegan and vegetarian ones, homemade granola  topped with yogurt and fresh berries and more!

Mitchell McAbe, 304 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

Rosa Mexicano

293 Clarendon St

Essence of Mexico. Rosa Mexicano – South Melbourne is a popular spot in Clarendon Street. Whether you’re looking for a light bite or the full foodie experience, explore the dishes at Rosa Mexicano and experience authentic Mexican food in Melbourne.  Great Mexican food and beverages keeps diners coming back for more.

Mitchell McAbe, 304 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

The Limerick Arms

364 Clarendon St

A truly iconic South Melbourne corner pub, the Limerick Arms has been part of the social fabric of the community for almost 160 years, with a focus on good food, great beers and a friendly atmosphere. Hosting an after party, from 10am, celebrating St Patricks day!


Huff Bagelry

188A Bank Street St

Huff Bagelry is a family-run business modelled on classic New York-style bagel houses. Open for Breakfast & Lunch,the bagels are freshly baked. Dine in or walk up the counter, state your order, step to the right and eat your bagel. They are damn good!


Special thanks to the local businesses who have sponsored and have helped make this event possible
Mitchell McAbe, 304 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

Mitchell McCabe

304 Clarendon Street

Mitchell McCabe an eclectic mix of styling cleverly marries its heritage setting with fresh products and marketing techniques. With its welcoming atmosphere, exemplary service and a wealth of fashion expertise behind the counter, Mitchell McCabe has built a solid reputation as the place to go for high-quality men’s apparel, accessories and gifts to suit all occasions.  Plus, we’ve been doing it since 1901, so we must be doing something right?

Mitchell McAbe, 304 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

Yellow Brick Road

358 Clarendon St
Yellow Brick Road Home Loans serves as your local expert for comprehensive financial solutions tailored to your needs. Whether you’re embarking on the journey to homeownership or seeking to optimise your current financial portfolio, our dedicated team specialises in a diverse array of services.
With a commitment to excellence and personalised attention, we guide you through every step of the financial process.

Decipher Financial Services

Suite 3/2 Yarra St

At Decipher Financial Services we truly value each and every relationship we have with our clients. With over 110 years worth of combined banking and finance experience, we are well positioned to assist you with your ongoing financial needs.

Contact one of the team to see how we can assist you with your current needs and for decades to come.



305 – 309 Clarendon St

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Mitchell McAbe, 304 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

Porsche on Clarendon Street


Porsches & Coffee Meet

Exhibitors – registration opens in 2025

An indication of number of vehicles, model types and other relevant details is required.

Note, photography and cinematography of the event, will be used for future PR and social media purposes.