Café Albi is more than your average coffee-shop. It’s a place to meet, a home, a venue in which to entertain guests, a conference room. Unofficial committees on social activism, culture and the soul convene there regularly. The café is located at the heart of sweaty south Tel Aviv, a part of the metropolis that is as colorful and vivacious as it is neglected and run-down. The view from the windows is of bustling filth, but Café Albi provides a platform for the inhabitants – artists, hippies and migrant workers – to voice their outcries and mold them into actions....
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