The cafe was purchased in late 1991 with the intent of turning the building into an antique store and closing the cafe.  However plans changed and only the original one room "banquet community room" (original cafe) was turned into the shop.  The owner continued to cook meals for the local community and tourist who stopped in the "Adrian Cafe".  By 1995, the owner learned that the cafe was ideally located at the center, or midpoint, of the old Historic Route 66 and the cafe name was changed from the Adrian Cafe to the "Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop".  At the same time the cafe was redecorated yet again to replicate the look and feel of the cafe as it was back in the '50's and '60's. 

 

Cafe in 2001 

                 Cafe in 2001

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Cafe in the mid-2000's

 

       

Interior in the late 2000's prior to Dennis and Donna purchasing the Cafe in 2012.

 

The Midpoint has been serving friends and guests from around the world ever since.

Older Midpoint Sign

    

                  In the late 1990's                                          Pre 2012

2014

                             2014

In the early 2000's, PIXAR came through and spent time at the cafe.  As a result the cafe, the cafe served as the inspiration for Flo's V-8 Cafe in beautiful Radiator Springs. 

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