Midpoint Cafe & Gift Shop

American Restaurant

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May 13, 2021

Everywhere You Should Stop Along Route 66’s Panhandle Expanse

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.

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