hospitality Bookkeeping services

In addition to our small business bookkeeping service, we also provide specialised Cafe & Restaurant Bookkeeping services. Are you struggling with cashflow or high staff turnover? We solve your biggest hospitality business challenges.

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Cafe & Restaurant bookkeeping services


If you said “No” to the above questions, get excited: things are about to start turning around for you. Almost all hospitality business failures can be attributed to one of these two issues. #1 Poor Cashflow. #2 Staff Turnover. Business stress leads to personal stress, all which can be avoided and overcome.

Having a bookkeeper who is an expert in the hospitality industry is crucial to smashing these challenges. Brunch & Books recognised the lack of specialised support available for cafe and restaurant owners, with many bookkeepers choosing to avoid the industry completely. We love a great challenge and we’ve made it our business, to help your business become the best version of itself.

I need help with:

Improving systemsCashflowStaff turnover

“Hospitality is making your guests feel like they’re at home, even if you wish they were.”

Justine Vogt

Bookkeeping services just for you

Cafe & Restaurant Flavoured Bookkeeping

In addition to our range of small business bookkeeping services that are appropriate for any small business, we also offer services specifically tailored towards cafes and restaurants.

Accounting and Receipt Management Software

We use smart software to automate payroll and we make sure you're always prepared when it comes time for paying creditors and wages.

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There are many factors that impact your business’s profitability and cashflow. A hospitality bookkeeper like Brunch & Books knows the triggers for cafes and restaurants. This partnership can save you money and make you money through the implementation of industry proven strategies.

Increase profit margins

The dream of all business owners. And the key to achieving it? Being organised. We analyse your processes and expenditure to identify your problem areas. We also constantly research innovative strategies to boost your profit margins.

Reduce expenses

Cafe & Restaurant Bookkeeping services can reduce your expenses in a number of ways. Negotiating with or changing suppliers, cutting labour costs, and ensuring all cost increases are passed on to the customer are just some examples.

Benchmark comparisons

By comparing your business performance with benchmarks across the industry we can assess your business’s performance. We can pinpoint reasons for any differences to the benchmarks, and also create financial forecasts for your business.

Record & review

Managing cashflow can be a constant struggle. To make sure your profit margin continues to increase from year to year we keep thorough records and make regular budget reviews. This enables us to critically review your cashflow situation.

Staff turnover

You spend all this time looking for, hiring, and training new staff, and then they leave. It can happen in any industry. But in hospitality especially staff retention is a major sore point which shows no sign of improving.

The onboarding process is expensive, and employees have the upper hand being able to change where they work as they choose. You can never know when you’re money is going to be well spent.

The time has come to get serious about investing in effective retention strategies. This may seem like a big financial commitment, but it’s not. The cost is minimal when compared to the money lost time and again in replacing and retraining staff.

Brunch & Books provides a number of strategies to improve your onboarding process and minimise staffing costs. By analysing your records we can see where you are spending too much and where you are lacking in efficiency. Then we can start to improve all processes for the benefit of your business.

We can also set up automated payroll software like Tanda or Deputy. Once we implement this for you, it will greatly improve the efficiency of several aspects of your business. These smarter, streamlined processes will also dramatically reduce your bookkeeping and accounting fees.

Improving systems

Brunch & Books have worked with many small hospitality businesses who were using outdated systems and software. These old processes are a huge waste of time and money and the opposite of efficient.

We can evaluate your existing software, systems and processes to see how your business matches current industry standards. We then provide recommendations on how you can improve efficiency and work smarter, resulting in long term savings in time and money.

AUtomated processes

We set up automated systems for you that manage payroll, budgeting, financial reports and more. You’ll never worry about bookkeeping again!


Time management

With industry standard bookkeeping systems taking care of mundane office duties, you’ll be free to spend more time on the future of your business.

Smarter spending

By implementing streamlined and automated processes we can do in just 8 hours per month what many businesses pay their current bookkeepers 8 hours per week to do.

You can see our Restaurant Bookkeeping services are extensive and high quality.
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Client Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it, see what our other clients have to say!


20 years in business and I have never hired any professional service that has been so prompt and reliable as Brunch & Books. The monthly review of our Profit & Loss is invaluable and has opened our eyes to the strengths and weaknesses in our business. As a result, we’ve been able to reduce costs without having any impact on sales. This has been a very profitable business investment this year.

Steve Ostwald

The Lunch Guys


We were struggling with paying staff, rent and suppliers in our busy cafe and catering business. When we hired Brunch & Books, we found out where we were losing money and which expenses did not fall within the industry benchmarks. Thanks to them we can ensure our cashflow is healthy and we can breathe easy last.

Anne Scott

Cafe Kombi and The Catering Shop


Hiring Brunch & Books was one of the best business decisions we’ve ever made. Not only have we reduced our bookkeeping costs by more than 30%, but we now have a streamlined and efficient bookkeeping process. We recommend them to any business owner wanting to improve efficiency.


The Ambrosiary


Our Brunch & Books bookkeeper has proven to be an invaluable member of our team. We've always found them to be reliable, informative, organised and extremely good at their job. We cannot recommend Brunch & Books highly enough. So, if you are looking for a bookkeeper that goes above and beyond at all times... Stop here, you found them.


Hunters Kitchen & Bar


Brunch & Books have been doing our bookkeeping for over a year now. I can rely on them 100%. They are thorough in their work, responsive and a delight to work with. We would definitely highly recommend Brunch & Books if you are thinking of getting some assistance with your accounts. We haven’t looked back!


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