Rarely do I get the chance or I should say take the chance to go to a local coffee house. Starbucks is usually my place of choice simply out of convenience. I go in I know exactly what I want which is usually a grande hot skinny vanilla latte with whip. It's easy but expensive. Out of laziness I usually don't like searching for coffee houses plus add to the fact that I have no idea what to order so I go to something simple like a regular coffee or cappuccino. I can't take standing in front of the counter trying to figure out what I want.
The thing like about this particular coffee house in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida is the size of the windows and the amount of light that beams in. It sits right on the corner of small intersection on a very popular road so there are windows on all sides allowing lots of light. It was perfect because the light bounced off the wall of the building across the street and created a soft light on her skin. Shooting wide open to f1.8 on a nifty fifty makes for nice bokeh blur.
A couple of things to keep in mind when shooting in a place like this:
1.Always make sure it's ok with the owners if you can take photograph in their store. It's better to get in their good graces just in case you want to shoot there again. And who knows you make get free coffee if you give them free advertisement.
2.Look for the best light. A window would be the best ambient light to use otherwise look for whatever lighting the location has.
3.Just have fun.