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 ...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

89 Reviews of Lavu POS

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.25 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(29)

29

4 stars

(20)

20

3 stars

(8)

8

2 stars

(5)

5

1 stars

(26)

26

Likelihood to Recommend

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November 2018

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Taylor from Bisbee Breakfast Club

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2018

Best Restaurant Software Yet

Pros

-Love the ease of using an iPad -Size of the icons -Different color option icons - Different categories available -Ease of table organization -Ease of checkouts -Very well laid out -Easy clock-in

Cons

-Hard signing process, customers complained

July 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2020

Former Lavu User

Overall, for the two years the system was satisfacotry. Until recenlty it was for the current management at the restaurant. The dealer is helpful - he is our first line of tech support before we go to KLAvu for support.

Pros

I liked using Lavu because it was the first POS for the restaurant where I worked. While I was employed there I used the system for 2 years. The set up was easy as the dealer came to the restaurant and set it up and did a one day training for the staff.

Cons

They system seems to have alot of glitches. Recently, the restaurant reported to me that they had a glitch and lost printers. Tech support finally helped and got the printers up but somehow lost half the menu. Also, I have witnessed personally that the sales tax is charging out properly.

Reasons for Choosing Lavu POS

The fees and support were better by Lavu at the time.

Reasons for Switching to Lavu POS

We needed better reporting and labor tracking.

March 2021

Clay from Scratch Kitchen

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Restaurants

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

2.0

March 2021

Stay away. This company is so unorganized and the customer support has gone WAY downhill.

I just wanted to inform people of my experience. I wouldn't recommend using this company to anyone. Borderline criminal activity. After I decided to stop using them they continue to keep charging my card every month and when I call in to get this stopped and ask for a refund I just get looped around in circles. It honestly has taken me 10-15x of me calling in to finally get someone who will eventually refund my card. To be honest that was for the first time and the second time they still haven't even refunded me. It's the most frustrating thing I've ever had to deal with.

Pros

The cost was the only benefit of this software when I launched it 2 years ago. After they increased the pricing (with absolutely no warning) it was inline with most of the other softwares which are much more robust.

Cons

Where do I begin. Honestly, we had so many issues I don't know where to start listing the problems. There are many.

Reasons for Choosing Lavu POS

Because it was a cheap way to get started but just like anything. You get what you pay for.

December 2020

matt from CARTERS CHOCOLATES

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

December 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

Reasons for Switching to Lavu POS

harbortouch was terrible. their software was basic and their processing cost me over 5%. when I went to cancel after the three yer commitment I was told it had automatically renewed and i owed them thousands of dollars. I never paid them, if I went to court my lawyer found that the commitment said 3 years on the front page and 5 years or 7 years, ( i don't remember now) deeper in the contract. NEVER SIGN UP WITH HARBORTOUCH

February 2019

SEAN from Machete Tacos and Tequila

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Restaurants

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

As good as any "Industry Standard"

We used this in a tequila bar that I was a bar manager at. We were very high volume so we needed a good POS system that never crashed, and operated quickly to minimize waiting on the system to perform functions. I think in that regard this is a great system and I would recommend it to anyone.

Pros

Better price point Very intuitive and easy to pick up user-interface Speedy screen operations, no waiting for screens to load If you have experience with other POS systems this one will be very easy to get started with Great team behind it Easy to add new items to menu (you dont have to be an expert to fulfil managerial roles on the system)

Cons

There is not much that I can say against LAVU. As far as Point of Sale Systems it is just as good as any of the big dog's systems but with an affordable price point. I never had an issue with the system in my year of using it.

Response from Lavu

Replied March 2019

Hi Sean, Thank you for your review. We're so glad to hear Lavu is working well for you and your team! Don't hesitate to call us at 855-767-5288 if you have any questions. The Lavu Team