"We're done talking, understand? You've got exactly five seconds."
―Armed Robber

"Cafe Holdup" is an Arson street crime case in L.A. Noire.


Phelps and his partner arrive a cafe to find a man who has just been shot, they hear voices at the back and go investigate. They spot several armed men pointing guns at the remaining staff.

Dispatch Call Script

Dispatch: Any Central unit, any Central unit. 211 in progress, 522 South Hill Street. Unit to handle, Code Three, identify.

Cole Phelps: This is 11K, we'll handle the 211.

Dispatch: 11 King, roger, your 211 is at Boos Brothers Cafe, 522 South Hill Street. 11K handle, Code Three.


Phelps and Biggs arrive at the Boos Brothers cafeteria where a man had just been shot. He dies just as the detectives arrive. Phelps hears voices coming from the back and sees the criminals with the remaining staff. One of them is threatening to shoot the owner if he doesn't agree to give them the money. Phelps shoots and kills the man. Cole rushes to the back to take out the remaining robbers. The two there take cover behind the neighboring buildings while a third gunner comes up in his truck and ducks behind it. Phelps take out the first two, and the third comes at the detectives still shooting. He is killed as well.


  • If the attackers are not fired upon within five seconds, the hostage will be killed and the mission will be failed.
  • This street crime is a good opportunity, if not completed yet, to use the BAR one of the gunman are using. 

Video Walkthrough

Cafe Holdup - Street Crime - L.A

Cafe Holdup - Street Crime - L.A. Noire