Get the cafe ePOS for the new era of hospitality

Lightspeed gives you flexibility, control and 24/7 support, so you can run your cafe and serve your community more efficiently than ever.

Keep customers coming back, no matter where they enjoy their order.

With Lightspeed powering your cafe, you can focus less on operations and more on personalising your service to increase customer satisfaction.

  • Offer your guests sit-down service with table-side ordering from an iPad ePOS
  • Let customer pay however they please with a range of payment integrations
  • Boost customer retention with customisable loyalty programs
  • Personalise orders quickly and easily using modifiers
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"One thing we love about Lightspeed is the reporting system. It's pretty robust and it gives us a lot of insight into how our sales are doing. We can look at sales from the previous week or the previous month or the previous year. Based on the increase we have seen that current year we can make projections into the future. "

Chris Richard, Table Rock Coffee Roasters

Deliver a frictionless unified payment experience.

Manage a range of payments directly from your Lightspeed Restaurant ePOS software and let customers pay the way they want.

  • Offer fast transactions wherever you are with credit card, debit card and mobile payments
  • Let your customers pay quickly at the table from your payment terminal - no more ePOS needed at hand
  • No hidden costs or installation fees
  • Rely on a team of experts for chargeback management and fraud assistance

Make data-driven business decisions.

Lightspeed Advanced Insights turns data into actionable steps that help you grow revenue, maximise profit and improve staff performance.

  • Get a detailed breakdown of your menu performance and feature your best dishes more prominently
  • Track how often customers are coming back, how much they spend and which menu items they order most
  • Access server reports to identify top-performers and uncover coaching opportunities
  • Real-time business data lets you spot trends and make smart, fast decisions about the future
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Take control of your stock with Lightspeed Inventory

Make the most of your ingredients with a restaurant inventory management tool that lets you plan ahead and reduce waste.

  • Ditch the clipboard with real-time, automated stock counts and wastage logs
  • Create recipes with menu pricing suggestions and gross profit tracking
  • Manage your suppliers in one overview, and easily create, send and receive orders
  • See whether your inventory was sold, spoiled or wasted with real-time stock reporting
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Dine-in or takeaway, offer endless flexibility with Lightspeed Order Anywhere.

Offer a safe way for your customers to dine in as well as commission-free ordering for take away.

  • Provide a contactless option to order on- and off-premise—including digital payments
  • Save money and avoid third-party fees by managing your own takeaway
  • Adapt to your customers’ changing habits and meet them online
  • Keep it simple with a fully integrated platform and no extra hardware required
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Take the heavy lifting out of cafe and bakery management.

Lightspeed helps you manage your cafe or bakery from anywhere. Whether you have one location or one hundred—all you need is one system to run it all.

  • Get to know your top selling items with built-in reports and advanced reporting
  • Increase efficiency, optimise space and minimise errors with simple floor plan customisation
  • Set employee permissions for individual locations or manage them all at once
  • Plan ahead with a clear overview of business data from one or multiple locations

Technology you can rely on.

With the latest ePOS technology, you can handle everything from inventory to analytics to onboarding with greater efficiency than ever before.

  • Keep service running smoothly, even without wifi with TrueSync Technology
  • Reduce wastage and keep track of every ounce of stock used with precise inventory management tools
  • Easily train new staff with a smooth and intuitive user interface
  • Identify pain-points and spot opportunities with real-time sales reports accessible by iPhone with Lightspeed Live

Top cafe tools available with Lightspeed

Access real-time insights on business performance and predict future staffing needs relative to expected revenue.

Get control over accounting, reduce complexity and save time on financial data preparation.

Grow your business with a sophisticated location marketing platform.

Let customers earn and redeem bespoke loyalty rewards and order for collection, delivery and to table.

Get the kind of support you've always wanted.

We pride ourselves on our dedicated 24/7 customer support. Get one-on-one onboarding, webinars, demos and videos. All totally free.

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Need hardware?
We have that too.

Or use what you already have if that’s easier for you. We offer top-quality gear tailored specifically to your needs and can handle the hustle of your busiest shifts.

“I use the Lightspeed reporting constantly on my phone so I know exactly what’s happening with my business.”

Brynn Morrow, Peggy Porschen

Let's talk about what Lightspeed can do for you.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a cafe ePOS system?

A coffee shop, bakery and cafe ePOS system is an electronic point of sale. Lightspeed Restaurant is the cloud-based ePOS that can be used in your coffee shop, cafe and bakery to enter orders, process payments, design custom floor plans and get actionable data for one or multiple locations.

An electronic point of sale (ePOS system) for a cafe and bakery is a suite of both software and hardware.

ePOS hardware is a blanket term for the physical components of your ePOS system. These include a tablet, a card terminal, a cash drawer, kitchen printer and kitchen display screen.

ePOS software is the actual software application that runs on your tablet or computer.

What is the best ePOS for a coffee shop?

The best coffee shop ePOS system is one that is cloud-based and easy to use, so you can focus on running your business. Lightspeed Restaurant is the cloud-based ePOS system that lets you track revenue, manage your inventory and much more.

Do I need a license to use Lightspeed?

Yes, you need a license for each device you use Lightspeed ePOS on. Each additional device can be purchased at an additional cost. These can be purchased on a monthly or yearly basis. For more information, see our pricing page:

Restaurant pricing

Does Lightspeed integrate with other software?

Yes. Lightspeed is an ePOS system that can integrate with other software providers to personalise your cafe's technology stack to suit your unique needs.

We integrate with a range of partners including OpenTable, Mr Yum and MarketMan.

Explore our integrations page to discover the full list of partners including delivery platforms and accounting software.

Restaurant integrations

What operating system does Lightspeed ePOS work on?

Lightspeed works with Apple’s iOS mobile operating system and can be used with your existing Apple devices. It is not compatible with Android devices.

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