Scientists agree that dining out raises the brain’s endorphin levels, resulting in euphoria similar to that achieved by running with scissors or tackling a barber pole. Tickle neurotransmitters with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of casual cuisine and drinks at Mirth Café, located on New Hampshire Street in downtown Lawrence.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Mirth Café sends dour digestive systems out into the world with newly sunny demeanors. Adhering to Einstein’s theory that time is relative, the café serves breakfast all day long. Say hola to the french toast, made with cinnamon-pecan bread and topped with fresh fruit ($6.95), or feel the power of the big breakfast, two eggs flanked by potatoes, toast, and sausage or bacon ($7.95). The sandwich and wrap menu enlivens languishing lunchers with options including the brisket on marble rye ($8.95) and the garlic-herb tortilla stuffed with smoked turkey breast, cheddar cheese, dijon mustard, greens, and granny-smith apples ($7.90). Create a combo ($8.25) by pairing half of a sandwich with a soup or salad selection, bringing two worlds together like a highway paved with moon rocks.
Customers seeking a meal-time muse can peruse the artwork adorning Mirth’s walls. Just a sculpted-stone’s throw from the galleries on Mass Street, the café is a staunch supporter of local artists, whether starving or simply seeking a drink refill.
- I love this place for brunch and lunch. The egg dishes are wonderful and the sandwiches are very scrumptious. One of the best spots in Lawrence. – Tommy C., Yelp, 8/28/10
- This is the most satisfying breakfast ever. If you are hungry and you like chorizo, DO IT. Service was great! – local fatty, Urbanspoon, 12/14/2010