A team of veteran baristas have opened their own shop, Try Hard Coffee Roasters, in Central East Austin, taking over what was previously Blue Dahlia Cafe. The café is open at 1115 East 11th Street as of June 20.
Try Hard’s menu represents the owners Raechel Hurd, Gabrielle Rose, and Jon French’s passion for coffee, with a full spectrum of roasts and many experimental varieties. Coffee is also for sale by the bag. In addition, there are several housemade non-coffee beverages, like Pineapple Jalapeno Big Swig, with a Tajin spice rim and a sweet coconut cream foam, or an Italian soda made with hibiscus tea concentrate.