There are a couple of places quite near Waikawa Beach to grab a bite to eat. Just up the road in Manakau we have the Manakau Hotel which has reopened in March 2017, under new management.
From a post on the Sunny Otaki Facebook page:
Kia ora Whānau, the Manakau Glade Hotel (Formerly the Manakau Hotel) is open for business. Cafe, Restaurant, Bar and Accommodation. Stop by for BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, COFFEE, BEER. Food includes all the favourites like Eggs Benedict, Bacon & Eggs, Open Steak Sandwich as well as old-school dishes like Lambs Fry & Bacon, Black Pudding. Kids meals available too. Come down and be part of history in this heritage building.
Wed – Fri 9am to Late
Saturday & Sunday 10am to Late
Honi Taipua St Manakau (Just over the tracks)