In 2014, Uber launched an online food ordering and delivery platform called Uber Eats. The food delivery service allows you to order meals from various restaurants and have them delivered to your home either by cars, scooters, bikes or even on foot.

Uber Eats is operational in over 6,000 cities across over 45 countries of the world. It’s a very efficient service which saves most people the stress of going out to buy food especially at odd hours.

To make payment for this service, a lot of people have been asking if Uber Eats take cash? If this is the question that landed you on this page then you are in the right place. In this article, we will give you all the information and details about the payment methods at Uber Eats.

Does Uber Eats Take Cash?

Yes and No. This is because in some locations, Uber Eats take cash as payment option but this is not the case in every location. In the locations that accept cash at Uber Eats, you must first of all select the cash option before placing your order. And after the delivery, you can go ahead and pay the delivery person in cash.

For locations that allows you to pay Uber Eats in cash, you will see the option at checkout.

However, if your location does not support payment in cash, you won’t find the option to pay with cash. And in such cases, you can choose one of the other payment options that Uber Eats accepts such as Apple Pay, PayPal, debit cards, credit card, etc.

What Location Accept Cash For Uber Eats?

Uber Eats doesn’t accept cash in all locations. Below are some of the locations where Uber Eats take cash.

South Africa

These are the list of countries where Uber Eats accepts cash as payment. Although it’s still a short list but more and more countries are being added every now and then.

Can I Pay Uber Eats In Cash In The US?

There are not specific reasons why Uber Eats doesn’t take cash payment in the US but obviously, it’s for safety reasons.

Cash is not a secure form of payment because it’s difficult to track and prevent fraud. Also, cash payment is slower than other forms of payment because it requires manual processing which takes time.

It’s also difficult to track cash payment if there’s an issue with the order. Uber doesn’t want to risk it’s users’ security and the integrity of their payment system.

How To Pay In Cash For Uber Eats

You can only pay in cash for Uber Eats if you live in any of the locations where Uber Eats accepts cash. Below are the step-by-step guide on how to pay in cash for Uber Eats.

  • Open the Uber Eats app and order your food
  • Once you select the items you want proceed to checkout
  • Double check your order to make sure it’s correct. Once it is, go to payment options
  • In the payment options, select cash as your payment method.

In the case where you Uber Eats doesn’t take cash as payment in location you wouldn’t see cash option in the payment methods. So, go ahead and select another method of payment.

  • Place your order and wait for the delivery
  • Once the order arrives you can go ahead and pay in cash and tip the delivery person if you like.

Mind you, if you are paying in cash, you have to have the exact amount ready. Uber Eats drivers may not have change available so you need to have the exact cash in hand before ordering.

Can I Tip Uber Eats Drivers In Cash?

Yes, of course. You can tip Uber Eats drivers in cash after the delivery has been made. However, you are not under any obligation to do it. You can leave a bigger bill and tell the driver to keep the change. It’s just a way to show your appreciation.

What If I Fail To Pay In Cash?

In a location where Uber Eats accepts cash, you will see the cash payment option. If you choose to pay for your order in cash but fail to do so, your order will be canceled or you can place another oder with a different payment method.

Whatever the case maybe. The driver will have to report it to the company. Below is how you can report customer’s unpaid or partially paid bill as an Uber Eats driver.

  • Go to the Uber Eats app and go to ‘My Deliveries’
  • Select that particular order and tap ‘Report a Problem’.
  • Then, select ‘The customer did not pay or partially paid the order’ and follow the instructions.
  • Complete the report and provide all the necessary information.

What Other Payment Method Does Uber Eats Accepts?

Uber Eats accepts all the major payment method including debit cards and credit cards. Uber Eats take Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo.

Aside cash, you can also use these form of payment and don’t have to worry about carrying cash.

Uber Cash is a type of payment method designed for rides and order on the Uber platform. You can also use this to pay for orders.

You can add money to Uber Cash through the app and use the balance to make payments for rides or order. Learn more about Uber Cash on their website

Which Is Better Uber Cash Or Paying in Cash?

These two payment options are similar but there is a little difference between Uber Cash and Paying with Cash

Uber Cash is a digital payment that doesn’t require physical money. It is faster and more secure than paying with cash. Also, Uber Cash offers some benefits like discounts and rewards.

Also Read: Cost of A 20-minutes Uber Ride

Paying with Cash requires physical cash and it must be available when the driver delivers the order. This form of payment is not available in every location and there are no benefits or rewards with this form of payment. Also, you need to have the exact amount of money available before placing the order.


Uber Eats takes cash. And you can pay for your order when it arrives with cash but this form of payment is not available in every location. Meaning that before you place your order, you have to check if your location is allowed to pay in cash. If the option doesn’t show up when checking out you can’t pay in cash but if does, then your location is allowed to pay in cash so you can go ahead to pay in cash.

To pay in cash you must have the exact amount ready except your plan to leave a big tip for the driver. But aside cash payment, you can always pay with Paypal, Apple Pay, Venmo, debit or credit card or Uber Cash.

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