Lavu POS Review

This robust and customizable POS solution works well with niche foodservice businesses, such as pizzarias, cafes, and food trucks.

    Kymberlin Bush
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  • Matt Sherman

    Matt Sherman

    Lead Staff Writer

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Total Rating 3.7

Ease Of Use4.1


Customer Service3.6

User Reviews3.8


Starts at $59/month

Online Ordering


Equipment Cost


Lavu At A Glance

  • Lavu POS is ideal for small to mid-sized fast-casual and full restaurant businesses with niche features for pizzerias, breweries, ice cream shops, delis, and more
  • Lavu can be customized with add-ons, but these add-ons can drive up pricing for smaller businesses on a budget
  • Users will have to pay a monthly fee if they choose not to use the built-in payment processor, Lavu Pay

Kymberlin Bush

Kymberlin Bush

Staff Writer
Kymberlin started contributing to Merchant Maverick as a freelancer in 2022 and joined the team as the full-time small business health insurance expert in 2023. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Pacific University in 2020 and continues to reside in Portland, Oregon.
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Restaurant POS Review Methodology

We evaluate and test each software system that we review at Merchant Maverick, placing special emphasis on certain key software characteristics in order to generate our granular product ratings.

For restaurant POS software in particular, we have a 56-point rubric we use to evaluate the system in terms of its pricing, ease of use, features, and user reviews. These points are based on attributes relevant to the restaurant or foodservice POS niche—such as the availability of features like online ordering, ingredient inventory, table management, tipping, and others.

Our rating system also takes into account attributes that are desirable for POS systems and cloud-based software in general, such as the availability of monthly pricing plans, free trials, and transparent software contracts.

We've done in-depth testing of each and confidently recommend them.

We've done in-depth testing of each and confidently recommend them.

To learn more about how we score our reviews, see our Point Of Sale (POS) Software Rating Criteria.