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The Rusty Compass Coffee House

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16 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
907 766 3941
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Coffee

Loved the coffee here, proper expresso and friendly barista's Cozy atmosphere and some nice pastries too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Brad M
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Loved the coffee here, proper expresso and friendly barista's Cozy atmosphere and some nice pastries too.

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Thank Brad M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We loved the pastry and coffee at this laid back little cafe. Very friendly staff, good wifi (which is otherwise hard to find in Haines). We traveled independently, so this was a good place to hang out before our excursions for the day!

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Thank Annemariejac
Haines, Alaska
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I've never been disappointed when stopping in the Rusty Compass! The pastries are the best! Ooh and the Pizza!!

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Thank MrsCheriMac
Alaska
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great coffee and a great place to hang out for a while. Baked good were awesome and the staff was really friendly.

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Thank herleyberley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Rusty's will instantly set you back to one of those tiny espresso shops of the past with the class and atmosphere in this cozy coffeehouse. Order your pleasure of coffee (made with good Alaskan roasted coffee last I checked!!) and enjoy it from the comfort of a bar stool by the espresso machine or a cushy couch. Choose from the... More 

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Thank Rebekah M
Jordan, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It is a small coffee house, but kept very clean and had wonderful a/c on a hot day. It is one of the few places in town with Wifi, which was nice. It has the best fresh berry, homemade ice cream I have had in a very long time. The owner/manager (?) was constantly walking around shouting cleaning/busy work to... More 

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Thank RoseZ1963
Grantham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A beautiful little cafe, the coffee is good, the staff are great and the food is amazing (try the pulled pork!). We went back several times in one day we enjoyed it so much. The pastry selection is extensive and delicious, they have a homemade and local section where you can buy sauces, jams, mugs and beautiful ceramics which is... More 

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Thank Stephanie C
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Favourite spot in Haines town - small, cosy, excellent coffee, nice staff, decent array of light food, wifi, pleasant sunny aspect on a good day

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Thank HalSydney
Hindmarsh Island, South Australia, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Quirky little coffee house, very friendly staff, lots of lovely local wares, including beautiful pottery for sale. Good coffee and pastries. Free wifi which is always a hit when you are a traveller!

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Thank Judy M
London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband and I had lunch here one day on our road trip. The turkey and brie sandwich I had was one of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten! Also, the coffee is delicious. It's an adorable spot and I'd love to go back sometime!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Haines
  • Phone Number: 907 766 3941

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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