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The Rusty Compass Coffee House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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16 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-3941
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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180 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I stopped in to get a good cup of coffee, and catch up on email during a cruise ship stop in Haines. The owner and her helper made me feel very welcome, and the helper carried on a continuous conversation with all who came in. It was fun to watch! The coffee was very good, hitting the spot on a... More 

Thank Triciaukus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I really enjoyed stopping in to the Rusty Compass today in Haines. The staff were all very welcoming and thoughtful, and provided all the customers with info on the town as well as a safety update on a grizzly bear that was observed in the area. The coffee and food (fresh pastries and salmon chowder) were fantastic. It was a... More 

Thank Kristin H
Bellingham, Washington
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I took my niece and a friend here for an ice cream cone--they are huge! The place was hopping at mid-afternoon with diners, coffee addicts, and ice cream afficionados.

Thank Brigid W
Smithers, Canada
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We had fresh out of the oven cinnamon rolls and coffee.....super tasty, great selection of homemade pastries. Local pottery, earrings, and other Alaskan gift items for sale. Nolan was super helpful with interesting facts about Haines as well as suggestions of what to do

Thank aussienztraveler
Brisbane, Australia
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I loved the name when driving past, looking for lunch. It worked. Fantastic coffee, friendly staff, and a very small menu - but done really well. The staff were knowledgeable re: gluten free options, and the food was freshly prepared. Will be going back tomorrow morning!!!!

Thank Anderst04
Albany, Oregon
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61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

They have very good coffee drinks and they bake there own pastries they have secure wifi and change the pass code every day

Thank Robert P
Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Delicious coffee, tea and goodies. We visited three times during our four day stop in Haines. The staff were extremely professional and engaging; amazing with my littles ones. Highly recommend.

Thank mamahay_trip
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219 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Very small cozy coffeehouse. Limited inside seating but there are some tables and chairs outside too. Baristas are very friendly and know their coffees! The bake goods are excellent, freshly made...we couldn't resist the scones. But they had muffins, cookies Etc, all looked very well made. Other customers were having soup or/and sandwiches which looked good too. If you arrive... More 

Thank CaliforniaFieldmouse
Yellowknife, Canada
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

It is hopping little shop. Could be thebest cup of coffee in town. Good and strong. Staff are pleasant but busy. WiFi is good at times depending if busy of course.

Thank SJim2003
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

There is good atmosphere, and good food, a cut above the average, for sure. I could not rate it a five because I feel that must be something special.

Thank Kardell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Haines
  • Phone Number: +1 907-766-3941

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?