4.2
Overall rating
Reviews

4.2
Overall rating
Reviews

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.
Lavu POS video
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 for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.1
Functionality
4.2
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.2
5 reviews of 216 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
Allen
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 17/07/2023

New, old, new!

So good so far.

Pros

We've been in business since 2018 and we have used 4 different POS and spoken with many other people who what us to become their POS customer. [sensitive content hidden] was very good and following up and that was why we chose to give Lavu a try. We are looking forward to our new loyal customers program the POS has and a few other perks. All in the all, if we great and have a company be so forwarding thinking and honest.

Cons

Well the worst part of about any POS is the onboarding but that is what it is.

Alternatives Considered

Square Payments and Toast POS

Reasons for Choosing Lavu POS

They were bough and the POS was being shut down.

Switched From

Go Local Go Smart POS

Reasons for Switching to Lavu POS

Affordable and referring by another company person I trust.

Response from Lavu

Hi Allen, thank you for sharing your experience with Lavu. We are glad to hear that you are happy and so far everything has been good!

Replied 18/07/2023
Tr
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
1
Ease of Use
1
Customer Support
1

1
Reviewed on 21/08/2023

Do not trust Lavu with payment information

My longer story is under BF on the BBB website. [sensitive content hidden]
But essentially, after a miserable year of trying to get Lavu to stop incorrectly and excessively charging my credit card. I switched away with a zero balance. Then this morning, a year and a half later, got a new bill for $188 which the customer service representative refused to cancel. When will they stop?

Pros

For a short term, I saved money on processing with Lavu/PayPal over when Square increased their rate, until Lavu started randomly charging amounts to my credit cards.

Cons

Relentless billing issues. New charges without disclosure or agreement. Absolutely incompetent customer service. Less functional product than other POS.

Response from Lavu

Hi there,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you faced regarding the incorrect billing. We understand how frustrating such situations can be, and we're truly sorry for any stress this may have caused.
We're glad to hear that we were able to resolve the issue promptly and that you were not charged for the bill.
Our team is committed to providing top-notch service and ensuring our customers' satisfaction, and we regret that we fell short of your expectations.
We truly appreciate your understanding and patience throughout this process. Should you have any further concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. We would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.

Replied 28/08/2023
Jimmy
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 12/02/2024

Re-start 2.0

Very good to finally resolve and get the refund on accounts as promised

Pros

Familiarity and previous experience working with Lavu

Cons

Length of time to resolve issues associated with account

Alternatives Considered

Square Payments

Reasons for Switching to Lavu POS

Continue relationship 12 years and will continue to to grow

Response from Lavu

Hi Jimmy, thank you for sharing your experience with Lavu. We are glad to hear that you have been a loyal Lavu partner and that everything has been resolved. As always, please reach out if you need anything.

Replied 13/02/2024
Greg
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 26/12/2023

24/7 support great!, credit card issues, and modifier limits.

Had issues with the credit card machine, as it doesn't exit sleep mode efficiently

Pros

24/7 support, ease of adding and modifying menu items.

Cons

Had issues with the credit card machine, as it doesn't exit sleep mode efficiently, and completely bugged out and had to spend nearly an hour on the phone with support. However 24/7 support is a bonus.
modifier groups could be better set up so that option modifiers can be grouped, instead of having to be put into forced modifiers.

Alternatives Considered

CAKE POS, TouchBistro and Toast POS

Reasons for Switching to Lavu POS

Price of hardware and service. it had all the devices I needed in one system as well as time clock capability which will eventually be used when we expand to hire new employees.

Response from Lavu

Hi Greg, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Lavu. We are happy to hear that our support team was able to assist you. Thank you for the suggestions as we love to hear feedback from our customers. We have forwarded your suggestions along to our team, thank you again!

Replied 02/01/2024

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