Spring 2022 in Greenwich is marked by the arrival of a new food truck. With its distinctive aqua and white theme, spotting the Coffee Luca truck feels like a vacation after the long cold winter.
Luca Morabito is venturing out on his own with his Coffee Luca truck after a few years sharing space at Something Natural behind Saks.
People who know Morabito for his outstanding coffee drinks and desserts, will equally flip for his expanded menu, which features gourmet paninis.
We tried the Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Tomato Panini with Mixed Greens and Pesto and give it high marks. Ingredients are selected for quality and freshness. Mozzarella imported from Italy. The bread is fresh daily from a local bakery that will remain a secret.
Other options on Saturday included The Capri, with Tomato, Mozzarella; the Turkey Guac with Turkey, Guacamole, Mixed Greens and Tomato; the Italian Ham Panini with Ham, Provolone, Sautéed Mushrooms and Mixed Greens.
The truck has a beautiful new Espresso machine.
Popular coffee drinks include Americano, Espresso, Latte, Latte Macchiato, Cappuccino, hot chocolate, Chai Latte, Café Mocha, and Caramel Mocha.
Toasted waffles were available on Saturday with options including Nutella, whipped cream or fresh blueberries.
Soon as the weather warms up he plans to offer milk shakes.
Morabito, who lives in town with his wife and four children who attend Greenwich Public Schools, is invested in Greenwich.
On Saturday Morabito and his son Christian, a 7th grader at Western Middle School, rolled up to Bruce Park playground, across the street from the Bruce Museum.
As families enjoyed the mild weather, blooming Forsythia and views of Long Island Sound, Morabito dolled out coffee drinks and paninis.
Having achieved all the required permits and licensing through the state, local Health and Fire departments, Morabito said the town allows him considerable flexibility on where to set up shop. He also has a generator so when he does events, customers don’t have to provide power.
Known for his friendliness and warm smile, Morabito said he is typically be at Bruce Park Playground on weekends, albeit visits are weather dependent. Often on weekdays he parks on West Putnam Ave by Greenwich Library. Other times he sets up at the pullover on Glenville Road near the Shell Station the intersection with Weaver Street.
He suggests following him on Instagram (@CoffeeLucaGreenwich) to see where his truck will be before making a special trip.
Also, he is eager to bring his truck to events this summer and is fielding requests for catering. Reach out to Luca at (203) 727-3124 or email him at [email protected]