At the Vercetti Estate, Mike and Lance are arguing about a failed bomb detonation at the Tarbrush Café in the North Point Mall. Tommy arrives and Lance explains the situation. Lance wants to abandon the detonation as the police are now surrounding the area but Tommy decides they can detonate the bomb themselves by posing as police officers to get to the mall. Over at Vice Point, Tommy and Lance ambush two officers and steal their uniforms. The duo head to the mall, where Tommy walks past the police presence at the café. Tommy detonates the bomb and the café blows up. This explosion alerts the FBI (thus causing a 5-star wanted level) but Tommy manages to evade them and heads back to the Vercetti Estate with Lance.
In order to complete the mission the player must:
Get a wanted level so the cops will follow you into the lock-up.
Get two cops to follow you into the garage.
Take a cop car and go and plant the bomb at the Tarbush Coffee Shop in the Mall.
Get back to Vercetti Estate on Starfish Island.
The reward for completing this mission is $10,000 and the mission Cap the Collector is unlocked provided the asset missions for at least five other properties are completed with the Print Works being mandatory. This mission completes the asset strand for the Vercetti Estate, which will now generate a revenue of up to $5,000. The player can also obtain the Cop Outfit from the Washington Beach Police Station.
Lance Vance is seen berating Mike for his failed mission outside Tommy's mansion.
Tommy and Lance escape the café as the bomb explodes. They hurry back to Tommy's mansion at Starfish Island as they're being chased by the police and FBI. Tommy and Lance go inside to change back into normal clothes.
If the player completes Two Bit Hit before this mission, the Havana Outfit will be put behind an invisible wall and will not be obtainable. To avoid this, Cop Land, No Escape? and The Job missions should be completed before Two Bit Hit. This was patched on the Mac version and the mobile ports of the game.
After getting the cop outfit, the player cannot gain a wanted level until the café is blown up.
However, if the player manages to kill the two soldiers guarding the café before setting the bomb, a 4-star wanted level will be triggered and the on-screen text will say that Tommy's cover "has blown", making the mission more challenging, as nearby police officers will immediately turn hostile as if they are alerted by the explosion of the café. This is confirmed on the PC and mobile version.
Mike's lips do not move during the opening cutscene.