A friend had recommended Sam's Coffee Station in San Miguel for a caffeine break on my drive south. Last week this was my first stop after leaving Salinas, and I discovered that it's now called Station 3 & Internet Cafe. Still opens at 6am, and the coffee is hot and strong. I tried the extra dark roast and it lit me up for the rest of the drive.
Easy exit/return to the freeway and a cute town to drive-through. Here's a photo of the cafe:
1199 Mission St, San Miguel, CA 93451