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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
Great Homemade Ice Cream/ WiFi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Jordan, New York
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Jordan, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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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Grantham, United Kingdom
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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Hindmarsh Island, South Australia, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The staff was very plesant. The Latte was pretty good. The cinnamon buns were expensive and on,y fair. Free WiFi was nice

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Madison, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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