I can't believe it took me this long to venture to my own neighborhood diner. I had heard Ashley's was a good place for coffee and donuts, but didn't realize it was also a yummy greasy spoon diner. My husband and I each had blueberry pancakes with two eggs and two strips of bacon ($5.50 for each). French toast, hash browns, sausage, eggs benedict, etc. are also on the menu. The service is low-key and friendly, and the place is owned and staffed by Cape Verdeans.
Ashley's is next door to Cesaria at 260 Bowdoin Street. There's a city parking lot next door and plenty of on-street parking. We were there at 9am on Sunday morning and it was busy but there was no wait for a table (seat yourself). They also have counter service. They close at 1pm on weekends.