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The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse

116 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2770
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastries” (8 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
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116 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During my travels this summer I had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful coffeehouse and I felt compelled to take the time to let others know about my great experience. Upon entry I observed the owner Lee warmly greeting customers and assisting the barista Sierra...More

Thank niallfhackett
Lee R, Owner at The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting our humble corner of Haines! I am glad you enjoyed your Americano, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere, good tea, strong wifi and great conversation at this small town cafe. Lee has a wonderful vision for this cafe. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Alaska.

Thank ConversationWorks
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We enjoyed the cinnamon buns and chocolate chips scones. The hot chocolate's were delicious, but you may want to pass on the chai.

Thank CMosimann
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Tried this place out on a recent visit. The coffee was very good, the gentlemen at the counter was polite and friendly. I didn't try a pastry but another customer in the store got one and was very pleased with it.

1  Thank JamesGrey7
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The Rusty Compass was a pleasant surprise for us. Great coffee, tasty baked treats (both the cinnamon rolls and the caramel rolls were really good), and the fist wifi we had for a week... what could be better? A family-owned and run business, it has...More

1  Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 10 August 2017

had a cappuccino, ham sandwich and ice cream cone....all was very good. Excellent sandwich and the ice cream was superior like my grandson told me it would be...

Thank toniesue
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were in Haines as a port stop on our cruise from Seward to Vancouver. It was about 2 pm and we all (4) of us were ready for a cup of coffee and some ice cream. After touring the Hammer Museum we happened upon...More

1  Thank Diane P
Lee R, Owner at The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for stopping in and for the kind review! We hope to see you again the future...until then, safe travels!

Reviewed 7 August 2017

We visited not long after The Compass reopened under new owners, and they are off to a fabulous start. The coffee is fresh and flavorful, the pastries are wonderful, and breakfasts are tasty and appealing. Add the intimate, friendly atmosphere, cheerful staff, a convenient location...More

Thank stevenmO3205EP
Lee R, Owner at The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for stopping in and for allowing us to serve you!

Reviewed 5 July 2017

My family and I were visiting our extended family that lives nearby. We were able to connect to wifi once a day and enjoy a tasty cup of coffee. The owner is extremely friendly, and he made the location very inviting to be in. The...More

1  Thank David A
Lee R, Owner at The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We enjoy serving locals and passers-through alike. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Good coffee and wifi, just what the doctor ordered. Also fresh bagels. Located downtown Haines, right next to the Hammer Museum. Win-Win!

Thank faunron
Lee R, Owner at The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you for stopping in! We truly hope you enjoyed our coffee and our bagels...and the Hammer Museum next door!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Haines
  • Phone Number: +1 907-766-2770
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Specializing in specialty coffee, breakfast, and lunch. We are a cafe, and offer quality retail for locals and travelers alike. Situated on beautiful Main Street in Haines, The Rusty Compass has something for all, whether to simply grab and go or wanting to enjoy the cozy atmosphere for awhile.
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