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Bent Door Cafe & Midway Station

Business I-40 Route 66, Adrian, TX

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The Bent Door Cafe and Midway Station was originally called the Kozy Kottage Kamp and opened in 1937. In 1947 a fire destroyed the station and cafe and at the time the owner, Tommy Loveless, changed the name to Adrian Courts.

GPS: 35.270836, -102.668072


A new cafe was built by Bob Harris in 1948 using a surplus World War II control tower. He named it Tommy's Cafe and Phillips 66 Station. The Bent Door Cafe was never the official name of the business before it closed in 1970. In 2006 the building was purchased by Roy and Ramona Kiewert with hopes to restore and reopen the building. As of the fall of 2017, that had not happened. x

A very faded sign above the large garage door on the right in this photo reads "Southwestern Art". xThe large cafe sign now at the Midpoint Cafe came from here after the Bent Door Cafe closed.

Photo(s): 2012



x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.