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The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse

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116 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2770
06:30 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Wed 06:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 16:00
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our second trip to Haines Alaska. This year we were very pleasantly surprised to find a new gem! The Rusty Compass is under new owners and the baked goods are amazing. We had the cheddar biscuits that were flavorful with a crisp crust and excellent flavor. The biscuits were light and fluffy. The berry coffeecake was full of... More 

Thank degen1
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the Rusty Compass. The warm and friendly owners, the delicious baked goods and the awesome soups make this the best place to hangout in Haines. An added bonus is that they open at 6.30am making it the first place to serve coffee in the magical town of Haines. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Vakagal
Lee R, Owner at The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse, responded to this review

"Vakagal" -- thank you for visiting us here in Haines! Please do make it back to our humble little shop...we will always be looking to serve up the best coffee and espresso, and for ways to improve. Thanks again, -Lee More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In this little town called Haines in Alaska I found a wonderful little coffee shop called The Rusty Compass. The new owners are incredibly welcoming, make great coffee, offer fresh baked goods every morning and I have to mention, Lee, the owner, plays some amazing music. The soup and sandwiches are also a must have ... Dianne Bonner Sydney Australia... More 

Thank Dianne B
Lee R, Owner at The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse, responded to this review

Cheers Dianne! Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting our new venture here in our little corner of the world. It was truly a pleasure to serve you while you were with us! Thank you for being our first "regular" guest! We'll miss you...please visit again soon. More 

Whitehorse, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and some food. Staff were very friendly and food was good. Warm welcoming environment

Thank Michael P
Lee R, Owner at The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse, responded to this review

Thank you Michael for taking the time to comment on your visit to the Rusty Compass. We will continue to strive to welcome all our guests with a smile...and great coffee, espresso, and food! More 

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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

excellent muffins, soups are delicious, panini is excellent. Had the roast beef. Seating is great. Internet access, and great atmosphere

Thank Diana L
Lee R, Owner at The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse, responded to this review

Diana, thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to serving you again soon! We will continue to strive to create a great, comfortable location for travelers and locals alike to kick back and relax with great service and food. More 

Haines, Alaska
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great food and hot beverages. Bakers not afraid to bake . Gifts from Alaska for sale. Ice cream for hot afternoons. Deli sandwiches custom made. Willing to prepare lunches to go in a timely manner.

Thank bill h
Lee R, Owner at The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse, responded to this review

Bill, thank you for your kind review. We are the new owners of the Rusty Compass, and we also have a new culinary artist...I know he will not disappoint. Please come for a visit again very soon! More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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200 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 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
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 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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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 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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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Haines
  • Phone Number: +1 907-766-2770
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?