Vintage Fork Tea
Vintage Fork was first started as a boutique restaurant inside the Rutherford House Museum. Chef Salar Melli fulfilled his lifelong dream of opening his own fine dining restaurant. The restaurant was well known for high tea, and set menu brunch. Covid 19 changed everything almost overnight in March of 2020 when Rutherford House closed, and Vintage Fork had to follow suit.
Then the next part happened by accident.
Customers started to reach out, asking if they could buy their favourite teas that they used to drink at the restaurant. That’s when we turned our website into an online tea shop! From there the journey unfolded and we are now a complete online retailer of loose leaf tea with over 50 flavours of tea. Plans to re-open as a tea shop, that doubles as a cafe which offers high tea are in the works.