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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

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
so much in such a little place

We grabbed coffee and pastries here a few times. Very good robust coffee and pastries are great. They offer Wi-Fi which is hard to find in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
lberg13
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Madison, NH
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Madison, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We grabbed coffee and pastries here a few times. Very good robust coffee and pastries are great. They offer Wi-Fi which is hard to find in town.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped for lunch at the Rusty Compass and ordered the special of the day along with some King Crab Chowder. The food was delicious. The special was a sausage and artichoke croissant. The shop is very small and there is limited seating. We chose not to wait for a seat and took our food with us.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Who would have thought that in Haines, Alaska, one could find a boutique cafe that makes great, 'best Kiwi' standard coffee, serves very seductive food, provides free wifi, offers great related items for sale, and has the friendliest staff in the North. This place has everything. The you g men who work here/run the place pride themselves on setting a... More 

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our Norwegian ship couldn't make our scheduled port of call so we surprised Haines! The city had a "Do not use city water without boiling" ban to add to The Rusty Compass Coffee House problems. When we went in for coffee and a danish, we did have to wait a few minutes for coffee, but the staff was great! They... More 

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raleigh, nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Neat little coffee shop with good coffee and goodies. Best of all -- you have free internet while you drink and eat !!! Was a welcomed sight after no internet on our cruise ship. Lovely staff and cute facility

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stopped here for delicious ice-cream on a cruise ship day. Comfortable seating with benches outside as well. Staff was great despite the crowds!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

They provided wifi, good coffee and yummy Danish. A cool little place to relax or buy a momentous of Alaska. Nice couple

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Salina, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Thanks for the wifi after our ship docked. It sure smelled good in your quaint little shop. Everyone was so nice in your coffee shop. Thanks.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I worked next door and came into this place almost every day (no exaggeration). You really wouldn't expect to find such amazing pastries in Southeast Alaska, or such delicious coffee. First, the pastries! Their sticky buns, which are my favorite, are a phenomenal mess of butter and sugar, sometimes studded with local fruit and usually coated in a layer of... More 

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Yukon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Absolutely the best coffee in Haines! We went there every day and the staff are competent and friendly. We'll be back :)

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Additional Information about The Rusty Compass Coffee House

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

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