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"They're serving flatcakes at the buffet!"
―Wodibin, at the Canto Bight Casino — (audio) Listen (file info)[3]

Flatcakes were a type of flat, round breakfast food favored by multiple species in the galaxy, including humans. Shortly before the Clone Wars, passengers traveling aboard an AA-9 Freighter-Liner between the planets Coruscant and Naboo were served flatcakes. Years later, during the Cold War, a variety known as Trandoshani flatcakes was served in the Canto Bight casino on the planet Cantonica. The Suerton Wodibin, who was particularly fond of the food, served himself a plate of flatcakes and sautéed fruit at the casino.


"I said I wanted flatcakes, the food!"
―Kaljach Sonmi — (audio) Listen (file info)[3]

Flatcakes were a type of flat, round, and brown[2] cake[1] that could be prepared using a flatcake turner[4] and served as a breakfast food. Flatcakes could be eaten by humans, Twi'leks,[1] Suertons, and Heptooinians.[3]


Starship snack[]

"Cozy back here. We could send out for flatcakes."
―Kanan Jarrus — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

Flatcakes served aboard a Coruscant freighter prior to the Clone Wars

Shortly before the outbreak of the Clone Wars[2] in 22 BBY,[5] a cafeteria servant droid stationed aboard an AA-9 Freighter-Liner traveling from the planets Coruscant to Naboo cooked flatcakes for the ship's passengers. While carrying four platters of flatcakes and flipping one of them, the droid shooed away the astromech droid R2-D2 from the ship's food counter.[2]

In 11 BBY,[6] the human Jedi-in-hiding Kanan Jarrus joked that he and the Twi'lek pilot Hera Syndulla could order flatcakes while they were cramped together in the cargo hold of the transport Moonglow-72 during a conflict on the planet Gorse.[1]

Time for Flatcakes[]

"It's always time for flatcakes."
―Wodibin — (audio) Listen (file info)[3]

In 34 ABY,[7] a racing fathier kept at the Canto Bight racetrack on the planet Cantonica was named "Time for Flatcakes." When the trio of Suerton gamblers known as the Lucky Three and their Heptooinian friend Kaljach Sonmi arrived at the track looking to bet, they learned the fathier's name from the Canto Casino employee Joris.[3]

The Suerton Wodibin enjoyed flatcakes.

This prompted the Suerton Wodibin to claim it truly was always time for flatcakes, and a hungry Sonmi absentmindedly mumbled that he would like some flatcakes. The Suertons misunderstood Sonmi's meaning and purchased "Time for Flatcakes" for him, causing the trio and Sonmi to temporarily fall out. Wodibin, who had previously unsuccessfully tried to buy flatcakes during the late hours of the night in Canto Bight, later found a buffet at the Canto Casino serving some of what Sonmi considered the most delicious Trandoshani flatcakes in the galaxy and served himself a plate of flatcakes and sautéed fruit to eat.[3]

Before the Seurton could eat them all, he collided with the bartender Ganzer, causing the plate of food and a tray of drinks that Ganzer was carrying to spill all over the professional gambler Orisha Okum, who was playing a game of pazaak with Sonmi. The spill revealed an alterable pazaak card that Okum was using to cheat in the game, but Sonmi allowed her to play it anyway. The card then malfunctioned because of the spilled food and drink, causing Okum to lose the game.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Flatcakes first appeared in the 2002 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones,[2] and were first named in the 2007 Star Wars Legends novel Allegiance, written by Timothy Zahn.[8] The name was then brought into the new Star Wars canon by the 2014 novel A New Dawn, which was written by John Jackson Miller[1]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 A New Dawn
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 "The Ride"—Canto Bight
  4. Thrawn
  5. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, including the appearance of flatcakes, to 22 BBY.
  6. Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide states that Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla met on Gorse, as depicted in the novel A New Dawn, six years prior to the events of Star Wars Rebels. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas states that Star Wars Rebels begins in the year 5 BBY, thereby dating the events of A New Dawn to 11 BBY.
  7. StarWars.com 4 Reasons Canto Bight Is an Essential Read on StarWars.com (backup link) states that the Canto Bight anthology takes place days before Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, which corresponds to the timeline of events for the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, as The Last Jedi begins immediately in the latter's aftermath. Given that Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of The Force Awakens to 34 ABY, the events of Canto Bight must also take place in that year.
  8. Allegiance