The best way to explore the place, like a lot of others I've come to experience, is renting a bike. Unless you're looking to get hammered. (Pro tip - take a stroll in the market and get the bike from one of the locals, instead of the regular bike renters. You'll save on 50% of the rent. #baniya). There are numerous cafes serving decently good Israeli and Italian food, so you're sorted. Courtesy, the flocks of foreign crowd which flock to Hampi during the winters.