About Lavu POS

Lavu is a Point of Sale solution designed for use by restaurants, bars, and nightclubs - from full-service, quick-service, and franchise restaurants, to food trucks, coffee shops, and lounges. Users can choose between bar, restaurant, and quick-service interfaces, each designed for the correlating environment. The system allows users to customize most aspects, including unlimited menu modifiers, custom menu item icons, and layout. Lavu gives establishments the option to implement tableside ordering, supports take-out and delivery routing, and offers rewards and loyalty through an integration with Loyaltree, as well as an in-house program. In addition to the POS, Lavu also gives users inventory management tools, including low-count warnings and an ‘86 countdown. Employee scheduling, shift-trading, and payroll reports are examples of what’s offered for Employee Management. Lavu offers a host of sales, inventory and expense reports that can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. Currently being used in 89 countries, Lavu can be translated into any language.
Lavu POS Software - Our starter bundle comes with everything you need to get you restaurant up and running! Includes iPad, stand, cash drawer, printer and card reader.
Lavu POS Software - Easily add and edit both modifiers and optional modifiers for any menu item.
Lavu POS Software - Create and split checks by item, seat number, table, and more.
Lavu POS Software - Gain access to robust reporting through our Control Panel.
Lavu POS Software - Lavu's Self-Ordering Kiosk eliminates long lines and wait times.
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Lavu POS Software - Our starter bundle comes with everything you need to get you restaurant up and running! Includes iPad, stand, cash drawer, printer and card reader. - thumbnail
Lavu POS Software - Easily add and edit both modifiers and optional modifiers for any menu item. - thumbnail
Lavu POS Software - Create and split checks by item, seat number, table, and more. - thumbnail
Lavu POS Software - Gain access to robust reporting through our Control Panel. - thumbnail
Lavu POS Software - Lavu's Self-Ordering Kiosk eliminates long lines and wait times. - thumbnail

Lavu POS pricing

Lavu POS does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. Lavu POS paid version starts at US$59.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$59.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
No

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Lavu POS Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.1
Functionality
4.2
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.2
5 reviews of 223 View all reviews
Joe
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 04/12/2023

WE LOVE YOU LAVU!

Pros

Wow! What a great experience switching to Lavu. After an eight year relationship with Toast we have upgraded to Lavu. As a very busy restaurant and bar we were nervous to make such a big change, especially in the beginning of "our season." We can't say enough wonderful things about our experience with Lavu and their incredible support staff. We got to spend the week with [sensitive content hidden]
and they confidently and patiently have trained our entire staff. It has been so helpful to have such a hands on experience. Every single question, request, and concern has been handled immediately. The hardware and network are state of the art. Everything works seamlessly without a glitch. Lavu is extremely efficient. We couldn't be happier with the onboarding experience and all the support from [sensitive content hidden]

Cons

Since we have to say something here, we don't like that they outsource the KDS screens and networking. But they make up for it for sure so it's really not an issue.

Reasons for Choosing Lavu POS

We had absolutely no support and have had major invoicing issues over the past few years that they've never been able to resolve.

Switched From

Toast POS

Reasons for Switching to Lavu POS

Support, cost, functionality, efficiency.

Response from Lavu

Hi Joe, thank you so much for sharing and the wonderful testimonial. We are so happy that everything went smoothly and you have enjoyed your experience with Lavu! As always, if you need anything please let us know.

Replied 06/12/2023
Nathan
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 02/02/2024

Lavu Review

It was a brutal set up that started Sept 20th and was not completed until yesterday. Took hours of work daily since day 1 to put out fires and get everything ironed out the way it should have been done initially. [sensitive content hidden] pent countless hours on the phone with me and ultimately saved the day and now we are up and running. She went above and beyond!!! If it wasn't for her we would have lost this deal.

Pros

How simple and easy to use it is. How you can use if you are a brand new start up or a thriving business who is scaling.

Cons

Onboarding process in regards to 3rd party delivery was incomplete which created total chaos for the business owner. [sensitive content hidden] saved the day!

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Clover

Reasons for Choosing Lavu POS

Because the business owner and I know each other.

Switched From

Toast POS

Reasons for Switching to Lavu POS

Because I am an agent with Lavu and the fact that you allow the hardware to be taken out of my residuals and not paid for upfront by the owner is what made this possible.

Response from Lavu

Hi Nathan, thank you for sharing your experience with Lavu. We are sorry to hear that the process didn't go as planned, but thankfully our team was able to handle it! We strive for the best possible customer service, every time.

Replied 06/02/2024
matt
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
1

3
Reviewed on 28/12/2020

Lavu POS Review

used to have excellent customer service, but our system went down two days before xmas and we were unable to run credit cards for half the day. second busiest day since july. Couldn't enter tips that day either.
and i tried calling them 3 times that night, plus an email. their chat hasn't worked in months.
4 days later I still have not heard from them

Pros

i don't remember why I chose them over the three other ones I tried a couple of years ago.
I think because I could use my own credit card processor.

But its easy enough to use for the features that i use which are basic operation of cash register
it is intuitive and takes little training

Cons

things go wrong, the printer drops offline a lot and needs help getting back. sometimes its the wifi that reconfigures to a different wifi, sometimes the printer just randomly stops working.

I can't use the staff scheduling because they insist that work week starts on sunday, yet that is halfway through the weekend. our schedule and pay period run monday- sunday
but I am now looking for a system that can organize cake orders for a week or a month after the order is taken, which most systems don't do.

Also they said that my gift cards would integrate, but they did not

Response from Lavu

Hi Matt, thanks for leaving us a review. We appreciate hearing from all of our customers, and we do love that Lavu helped you with processing on your terms. We have expanded our customer support team to be available 24/7, in several countries, through chat, email, and phone.

Replied 07/07/2022
reid
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 30/04/2024

Non-Profit Partner

very pleasant. hardware has its drawbacks, but overall the back office of lavu is user friendly, support team is competent with a high sense of urgency and the processing fee is perfect for organizations watching their bottom line.

Pros

No costs for hardware, ease of use once set up, availability of [sensitive content hidden] and his team during the launch. [sensitive content hidden] has also been very accessible after the set up with follow up questions and concerns.

Cons

hardware. cash register is bulky, credit card reader requires an actual port to work. i would prefer an all in one, wifi unit with a display screen for the customer.

Candy
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 12/07/2022

Lavu POS review

overall Lavu is great. The staff is always looking for ways to improve the system & takes events when they come up and handles them to the best of their ability

Pros

Integration from our old Pos was simple.
Being able to add pictures of products or change color of box to help locate the items faster
Ability to change prices, product name, add new product with ease.
Ability to check/change anything from anywhere is a plus

Cons

When the internet is out, tickets don't print to the kitchen or credit cards aren't able to be run.
When happy hour times are up, you can still increase product quantity.
Having a large food menu, along with a large bar selection has us set up with several tabs & it makes it hard to be fast entering in orders.

Response from Lavu

Hi Candy, thank you so much for your feedback! We really appreciate hearing about your experience with Lavu, and that it helps you streamline your restaurant's operations!

Replied 14/07/2022

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