LUCAS

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Few realize it, but Lucas is the real power behind Cafe Stella. He sets the prices, balances the books, chooses the day’s menu. He’s the one who deals with suppliers--there’s a certain grower in Guatemala who walks with a limp today, and who will lose control of his bladder if you whisper Lucas’s name in his ear. Those scabrous, threatening responses to whiners on Yelp? That’s not Mariusz--anyone who knows him knows he doesn’t have a vengeful bone in his body. It’s Lucas. So don’t be fooled by his youthful demeanor. Show him due respect. And if you should happen to leave behind a Star Wars Lego figure, it couldn’t hurt.