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The Rusty Compass Coffee House

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16 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
907 766 3941
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Smithers, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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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203 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 SlimJim2003
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a late lunch. They were featuring chicken tacos two per serving. They were served in a soft corn tortilla, very tasty. We also shared a blueberry scone, one bite and you know these are homemade. Plan on returning for their egg burrito in the morning.

Thank Sue D
Cranbrook, Canada
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Great new little place in Haines. Exactly what the downtown core needed, mere steps from the harbour and waterfront. Great place to relax and enjoy the afternoon.

Thank MoritzS
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Chilkat tour and one of the guides co-owns the bakery. We made a joke to the guide about wanting cupcakes and he brought our group some to the hotel! THEY WERE INCREDIBLE!

Thank Michaela T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Soups
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: 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?