Snack Shop
Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki


Snack Shop
Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki


First Image: Post Card of the Snack Shop, 2323 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu.

Caption: The ultimate in coffee shop dining nestled in the heart of Waikiki. Designed by Vladimir Ossipoff, and adjacent to his equally outstanding McInerny Store, fronting Kalakaua Avenue and creating a buffer between the Royal Grove of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and the busy thoroughfare.

Demolished and replaced by the Royal Hawaiian Center in 1977.

Second Image:  "An Architectural Philosophy for Waikiki", Honolulu Star Bulletin July 4, 1959.  A discussion of how architect Ossipoff hoped that the Snack Shop and the adjacent McInerny store would establish a more interesting experience in the heart of Waikiki.


Spencer Tolley

Architect or Designer

Year of Construction


desotob, “Snack Shop
Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki,” Hawai'i Modernism Library, accessed May 20, 2022,

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