The town of Adrian sits at the halfway mark between Chicago and Santa Monica—thus the aptly-named Midpoint Cafe. Opened in 1928, the outpost once operated as a 24-hour fuel-up spot for hungry travelers. Over the decades, the property has expanded and even starred in the Pixar movie Cars as Flo’s V8 Cafe. It remains a popular destination for breakfast, lunch, and, most famously, freshly-baked sweet treats. Order one of their beloved “ugly crust pies,” available in flavors like lemon meringue, chocolate, and coconut cream, for a little extra umph as you continue your journey.