March 10, 2015 by davinca

Firstly, on behalf of my family I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all our customers, family and friends for your continued support over the last 5 years.

Over the last 6 months we have been looking through the past 5 years of our records financially. Unfortunately we haven’t been as busy as we like and due to an increase in overhead costs, inability to pay wages to ourselves and having to over extend our finances to pay relief staff to help us when we are sick or just need a break or even a helping hand on really busy days, that we are now starting to find it very difficult to stay running. But please don’t panic yet we are not closing our doors.

Mum and Dad have poured their heart and soul into building this business for their daughter’s and we have to do what we can to help survive through the tough times. I know that if we got a Liquor License that we would suddenly increase our popularity 200x but that is not what our foundation is based on. Yes, we would love the extra income but I truly believe that if we were to do this for the Café, we would be selling out and this business would lose the principles in which it was built on to start with.
I’m not going to lie, it has been very tough especially these last 6 months and the stress has been evident on Mum and Dad. We work hard and to not see results is devastating. What dad has created and built here is beyond belief. He has worked hard under extreme circumstances and continues even though his body is breaking down. For those who don’t know my dad he has Severe Cervical Spinal Stenosis which has caused severe degeneration of the muscles mainly in his left arm currently. He does need to have surgery but will not have it done yet, due to the cost of the surgery being out of reach. On top of this he refuses to have it until his work is completed and enough money has been generated to support his family.


The master himself, our hero, our best friend, our dad – Da Vince His smile truly lights up our hearts.

Ultimately dad wants to be able sell his Roman architectural landscape designs, statues, one of kind seat settings, tables etc. He wants to see 1000s of couples being married in our Gazebo (Roma Bella – The Fountain of Secrets). The first wedding performed in Roma Bella brought him to tears from the sheer joy of watching his hard work be transformed into a beautiful setting for someone’s dream wedding day.


Dad’s latest master pieces.


As with all his art work, everything is fully customised, one of a kind built to last a lifetime. Da Vince originals. Get in quick and have him hand craft a piece for you before his work becomes a rare and precious item you wish you had but are no longer able. His work is second to none.


Then there is mum, she works extremely hard every week baking her fruit pies, cheesecake and tarts from scratch. She works tirelessly in the kitchen cooking for everyone that walks through our doors and doesn’t complain.


Mmm yum mum’s famous Lemon Meringue Pie, my favourite!! Tash x


Nanna Rose strikes again! All home made with an abundance of love and mouth watering flavour, what more could you ask for when buying dessert??


So, it is with all this in our minds that it is time for us to make major changes to our Opening Hours. As of August 2nd 2015 the below Trading will take effect. Along with this will also be changing our Menu to help reduce wastage and extra costs, we will be keeping All Day Breakfast but are going to make changes to Main Menu specifically.


Tuesday OPEN 10.30 am till 2.30 pm
Wednesday OPEN 10.30 am till 2.30 pm
Thursday OPEN 10.30 am till 2.30 pm
Friday OPEN 10.30 am till 2.30 pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday we will be OPEN on the FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH 9am till 3 pm

Our focus is to increase our business in the area of Small Groups (Nursing Homes, Retirement Groups, Social Groups etc), Children’s Parties, High Tea, Weddings and Special Events. I will be working hard over the next few months to put together packages that will hopefully bring us an increase in business.

We hope that you will continue to support us and we look forward to seeing you again.

If you have any questions or would like to make any suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be emailed direct via amy@davince.com.au or please contact me at the Café on 82807507 (if I am not available please leave a message and I will give you a call back)

Please take a moment to view the pictures I have personally selected to share.

All new opening times  and public holiday dates will be at the bottom of this page.


Sleepy bear next to his buddy Leo the Lion :)


A magical side view of dads beautiful staircase


The first wedding to take place on the steps of dad’s castle. This was the wedding that filled dads eyes with beautiful, soft tears of joy. All his incredibly hard work came to life in that beautiful moment.


Valentino hard at work helping his daddy, pops and uncle create this magical Roman Wonderland


Our on site supervisor..Yes we have trained him well, jack of all trades this lil man! ;)


One of dad’s favourite places to sit :) He doesn’t get to take many breaks but when he does this is how he recharges his soul. Sourcing the light and energy he has created through Roma Bella.


Ahh the serenity, this little oasis is place that cannot be explained but must be felt.


Dad’s heart fire place looks amazing lit at night..I think a Halloween party is in order this year here, we even have the cat to fit the pic of eerie and slightly spooky ;)


This is also Caspers favourite spot to sit :)


Kids themed birthday parties are always a treat for them just as much as us :)

Easter 2015 Closure
We will be closed on Thursday April 2nd and will Re-Open on Thursday April 9th

Mother’s Day 2015
We will be open from 12 pm till 5 pm – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

June Long Weekend 2015
We will be Open on Monday June 8th from 10.30 am till 3 pm

July Holiday Closure 2015
We be closed on Monday 29th of June and will Re-Open on Sunday August 2nd

Tuesday OPEN 10.30 am till 2.30 pm
Wednesday OPEN 10.30 am till 2.30 pm
Thursday OPEN 10.30 am till 2.30 pm
Friday OPEN 10.30 am till 2.30 pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday we will be open on the FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH 9am till 3 pm

October Long Weekend 2015
We will be OPEN Sunday 4th from 10.30 am till 4 pm and Monday 10 am till 4 pm

Once again, Thank You so much for all your support.
 Love Amy, on behalf of our all our family here at Art – Through Da Vince’s Eyes xx

88 Crosshill Road, One Tree Hill, SA, 5114
Book now on 08 8280 7507 or email info@davince.com.au